The Call; Part 3

Yesterday I wrote about everyone being called by God. Some people hear the call in their hearts but say to themselves, "You don't know what I've done! You don't know what a bad person I really am!" God does not think the way we do. He doesn't say, "Boy, I'd sure like to forgive you but that thing you did was pretty rotten!"

The word "justified" appears 37 times in the New King James version of the Bible. Justified literally means that our wrong deeds are remembered by God no more! My dad used to say, "Justified means exactly what it says - just if I'd never done it." We tend to rank our bad behavior; God says we are justified through the sacrifice of His Son Jesus on the cross. When I come to God asking for forgiveness, He can use me to do His work on earth. I find my purpose in life. And when I leave this earth, it gets even better!

Isaiah 55:8-11 "“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts. The rain and snow come down from the heavens and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry. It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it."

© HangNailed 2017