Mercy, mercy
Has been given to me
Everywhere I look
That is what I see

So many mistakes
And yet I’m wiped clean
As I humble myself
Confess my wrong deed

Each and every morning
He grants it anew
Amazing about God
Forgives me and you

I think it’s much harder
To forgive myself
I seem to keep records
On some mental shelf

I’ve learned to forgive others
It’s a practiced state
But when it comes to myself
Feel like it’s too late

But that’s not forgiveness
It takes faith to grab hold
And let go of those things
That brought a stronghold

He really does forgive
It’s honesty He craves
There’s nothing too far
From the reach of His ways

You see it’s His choice
He sent us His Son
So He could come love us
That victory won

He chose it, He chose it
He wants to forgive
So we can stay free
And continue to live

Live in His presence
Always welcome to come
Knowing He forgets
All the wrong we have done

Fresh starts are open
Not bound to yesterday
As we open our hearts
For a brand new day

So I pray for you and me
That we can accept
The goodness of God
And let go of regrets

Today and tomorrow
Can rest safely in His hands
As we choose to walk with Him
And to follow His plans

copyright 2014 Jean Chamblee

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A THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

November 18, 2014

The Right Answer

When King Nebuchadnezzar threatened to throw Sadrach,Meshach,and Abednego into the fire to be burned because they refused to bow down and worship his statue, they gave him a great answer:

Daniel 3:16-18  “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego replied, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not worried about what will happen to us.  If we are thrown into the flaming furnace, our God is able to deliver us; and he will deliver us out of your hand, Your Majesty.  But if He doesn’t, please understand, sir, that even then we will never under any circumstance serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have erected.”

If you don’t know the story….God, indeed, not only delivered them alive….but showed up inside the firey furnace and stood with them. Even if He had not, their hearts were set on commitment and loyalty to the Lord…..even if it meant the grave.

At some point in all our lives I think we get to make this choice. The idol to bow down to may be different (political correctness, one world religion, denying Christ in some way). I think we will all have to make a decision. I pray that we can settle it in our hearts now to have the courage to answer as they did “… we will never under any circumstance serve your gods or worship…” They had already decided. Thank you Lord for their example and may it be written in our hearts as well. Help us be settled in the fact that You, and You alone, are our God and You alone are worthy of our worship.

One Billion Megavolts [+]

November 11, 2014

Uncommon thoughts…..so very true.

A THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Don’t fear the Refiner’s Fire!!! Check out the following scriptures and see how God uses trials to REFINE us! Refining is a GOOD thing and a positive outcome if you understand it’s purpose and flow with it, instead of fighting it. Our God is a Refining fire….and that is a wonderful thing. Embrace it and walk with Him through it until you see the fruit He has been looking for inside of you!

Revelation 3:18
I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.

Jeremiah 9:7
Therefore thus says the Lord of hosts: “Behold, I will refine them and try them; For how shall I deal with the daughter of My people?

Daniel 11:35
And some of those of understanding shall fall, to refine them, purify them, and make them white, until the time of the end; because it is still for the appointed time.

Zechariah 13:9
I will bring the one–third through the fire, Will refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, And I will answer them. I will say, ‘This is My people’; And each one will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’”

Malachi 3:2
“But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire And like launderers’ soap.