Dear Friends of "Dial Daily Bread,"
As you go about your work and your life can you sing for joy? Or are you worried about your standing with God, fearful of the judgment, confused as to what God thinks about you?
If you trust your emotions, you will be up and down, and you can be discouraged. Your emotions are like a foundation of sinking sand, but you need a foundation of solid rock--which is the cross of Christ.
God did not say, “I will so love the world that I will give my only begotten Son if, if, if ... they do everything just right." The Bible does say in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son ...” He already loved, He already gave His Son for you, for the world is you. You are the one God loved and gave Christ to save. He has already redeemed you; He has already adopted you into His family. The Holy Spirit has already been given to you to convict you of sin and of righteousness and of judgment, because Satan has been defeated.
Yes, your heart can sing for joy! You have been elected to eternal life, and God is your Friend, your heavenly Father, your Savior. But does that mean that we can now live a life of disobedience to God’s law? No, of course not; but it does mean that this faith will work by love and will produce in our lives total obedience to God’s law. The Holy Spirit will convict you, and will prompt and guide you. Listen to Him, and let Him hold you by the hand.
The Good News is that God cares about you personally--today. Please tell Him, Thank You!
--Robert J. Wieland
From the "Dial Daily Bread" Archive: 1994 Phone Message.
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