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5.23.2010

God Who Knows Our Heart



The Man Who Meant Well
Simon also called Peter
the one whom Christ said

"you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church,
and the gates of Hades will not overcome it."  -Matthew 16:18...

The one who said,

"I will lay down my life for you [Jesus]." -John 13:37



...the one who loved Jesus so, was also the one who fell the most serving Christ with all of his heart.

This same man called Peter, rebuked, denied and disowned Christ.  He promised...

"Even if all fall away on account of you, I never will." -Matthew 26:33


"Even if I have to die with you, I will never disown you." -Matthew 26:35

And yet he did.

But God knew his heart.

Have we not all done the same?


Sin will fascinate and then assassinate.

Sin will thrill and then kill.

Sin appears pretty, but ends painful.

Sin promises much, but delivers little.

Sin will take you further than you're willing to go.

Hold you longer than you want to stay.

When sin no longer convicts, no longer stings our heart with regret, no longer causes us to cry over our failings or fear falling, then we are in danger. When we are no longer sensitive to sin, we are no longer sensitive to our God.

But... But, when our sin is deeper, God's grace is greater.  He says, "If you love me, I can still restore you."



When we fall before our Lord and weep over our sins, crying out to him, "I am sinful"; as David,

"LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger, or discipline me in your wrath ...  Turn, O LORD, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love." -Psalm 6:1,4 


God knows our heart.

"All I need to know is, DO YOU LOVE ME?" -Jesus


"The Man Who Meant Well" -Jentezen Franklin


NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD OF JESUS
What can wash away my sin?

Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Refrain:
Oh! precious is the flow
That makes me white as snow;
No other fount I know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

For my pardon, this I see,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
For my cleansing this my plea,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Refrain

Nothing can for sin atone,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
Naught of good that I have done,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Refrain


This is all my hope and peace,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
This is all my righteousness,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Refrain


Now by this I’ll overcome—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus,
Now by this I’ll reach my home—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

RefrainGlory! Glory! This I sing—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus,
All my praise for this I bring—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Silver and gold I do not have, what I have I give you. In the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, be whole!
 
In Christ Alone,
Mindy

2 comments:

  1. This is beautiful Mindy. And where did you get the artwork? Love it!

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  2. Christie, I just googled my "theme" which was Peter and then I knew I wanted to put in the woman who touched the hem of His garment. There are so many pictures on the internet you can 'save picture as' to add some bling to your blog. Thanks for reading. I'm totally enjoying your blog too.

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