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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Learning That God Is For Me

In review of Luke 2:10 it says, “But the angel reassured them. ‘Don’t be afraid!’ he said. ‘I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people.’”

Bottom Line:
The angel reassured them to not be afraid, He is bringing them good news that will bring great joy to everyone.

What this means to me:
I can also be reassured and not afraid, the good news is also for me. God is for me and not against me.

Knowing that God is for me helps to change my whole perspective regarding my life. God is never one who is looking down ready to strike at me or yell “I caught you” when I mess up. What I’m continuing to learn that God is for my success. He created me for a purpose and want me to succeed. I just need to keep in mind that it is God and God only who will measure my success in life.

This means that I don’t need to be afraid of God, because God is for me. God wants to train me and make more more like his Son Jesus. He won’t scold or lecture me, or even remind me of all the wrong things I’ve done. God sent his Son not to condemn it, but rather save it and me.  

So, if God is for me who can be against me?

Jesus came to save me, not to scare me. This is probably  why when the angel was telling the shepherds about the birth of Jesus, the first thing he said is, “Don’t be afraid!”  

Every day, I can read a message from God that says, in effect, “I don’t need to be afraid. I am for you; I am with you; I love you.”

In summary, I can be reassured and not afraid, the good news the angels spoke to the shepherds about is also for me. And that good news is that God is for me and not against me. I thank you this morning Father for the good news you have for me. I never need to be afraid because you are not against me or to cause me to fail. Rather you are very much for me, you have a purpose for my life and you want me to succeed. I need to remember that God is for me and not against me. I can do anything that he has asked me to do.

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