Monday, April 21, 2008

Meyer Monday

A mean, evil individual can be completely transformed by regular, persistent doses of God's love. Because people's religious experiences in many cases have been unfulfilling to them, they have never entered into a relationship with Jesus Christ that is personal enough for them to begin receiving His healing, transforming love.

Religion often gives people rules to follow and laws to keep. It leads them to believe they must earn God's love and favor through good works. That is the exact opposite of true biblical teaching.

God's Word says that "mercy triumphs over judgement" (James 2:13 NKJV). God's goodness leads men to repentance (Romans 2:4), not the keeping of laws and rules. Jesus did not come to give man religion. He came to give man a deep personal love relationship with the Father through Him.

God's unconditional love does not allow people to remain the same; instead, it loves them while they are changing. Jesus said that He did not come for the well, but for the sick (Matthew 9:12). Our world today is sick, and there is no answer for what ails it except Jesus Christ and all that He stands for.

~ Joyce Meyer, Being The Person God Made You To Be


Do not let yourself be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. ~ Romans 12:21


Laurel said...

Oooh, good thoughts today! You know I always think that good works is what naturally follows from experiencing God's unconditional love. When we experience that great change of heart we naturally want to be better, to act better, to follow Him more closely, to share the love we experience with others.

Ms. Meyers is so right that people who think they need to earn God's love are confused. He loves us already.

Thanks for the uplifting words today.

Laurel said...

Oh, and p.s. for the amazing compliment you gave me on my blog the other day. It meant the world to me.