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God has an impressive call on your life.

God has an impressive call on your life.

If we think that God is only interested in us trying to be good and not sin too much, we are selling both ourselves and God short. In Isaiah 58:6-7 (http://bit.ly/2XTEEqh) we read ‘Is this not the kind of fasting I have chosen; to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?’

The call on our life is an impressive one, in that God wants us to be involved in fighting for justice for those who lack it. That is a huge and impressive task but in God’s strength we will be able to see it happen.

What would this look like in your life?

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God sees you as an all-in follower.

God sees you as an all-in follower.

In a letter to the church in Laodicea that we read in Revelations 3:16 (http://bit.ly/2XUTlJE), God says this: ‘Because you are lukewarm – neither hot not cold – I am about to spit you out of my mouth.’

I love the phrase ‘about to’ which shows this is a warning and the behaviour and attitude can still be changed. Even God would rather have us fully uncommitted than partly committed, so we need to choose right now that if we follow God it really has to be with everything.

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God sees the you that you are becoming.

God sees the you that you are becoming.

Jesus’ enemies bring a woman caught in adultery before Him to try and trick Jesus into giving a wrong or unpopular response – John 8:1-11 (http://bit.ly/2XV6Jh3). But as usual He silences them and His response to the woman is two-fold: “I don’t condemn you” and “Leave your life of sin”.

This demonstrates a powerful aspect of God’s opinion of us – God loves us so deeply that He is not prepared to allow us to continue on in our broken and messed up state. The knowledge that you are loved. The call to live a life that seeks to be better than it is now.

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You are seen

You’ve probably felt incredibly strongly about someone, at some time: that kind of in-love excitement to see someone, or deep anxiety over someone’s safety, or an unstoppable compulsion to help someone?

Read Luke 7:11-17 (http://bit.ly/2Wv4bW8)

Luke 7:13 says that when Jesus saw a mom whose son had just died, ‘His heart overflowed with compassion’ – or He was ‘moved with compassion’ – and He raised the boy from the dead.

Jesus sees you all the time too, and He feels all the feelings. And He’s a strong God: mighty and able to act on those feelings, on your behalf.

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