God’s favor

Published 12:56 pm Sunday, October 13, 2019

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My first speaking engagement went well. Remember I said, “Jesus and I got this.” Well Jesus came through and now I am looking forward to my next assignment.

I thank Jesus for allowing me to accomplish my dreams. Sometimes, He makes you wait but remember He will not lie, if He said it, He’ll do it. Just wait and remember His time is not the same as ours.

We sang “Amazing Grace” as the opening song and the Spirit was high. You could feel the song ministering to you. The song “Amazing Grace” was written by John Newton in 1772 and published in 1779. John Newton, a former sailor and slave trader who later became a minister, wrote this from personal experience. As a Christian we can associate the experience because we were blind and did not know Jesus, but after we found Him, we can understand.

“Amazing Grace” speaks of God’s amazing love that can save and change a sinner like me and you into Christians. Jesus’s love is forgiving. All He asks is that you give your life to Him and He will carry your burdens. That does not mean that we will live without problems, it just means that He will be there to help us overcome them. Nothing is too big for Jesus and us when He’s there to carry us through. The “Footprint” poem tells us when there is only one footstep, He is carrying us. Praise the Lord because we need Him every minute of the day because Satan has promised to destroy us, and he will, if given the chance.

Each of us have the favor of Jesus whether we know it or not: He woke us up this morning with our right minds (we know who we are). He gave us clothes and food to eat, gave us a warm or cool home depending on the weather. We did not get a call that the “family circle was broken” That’s a blessing there! We can walk and talk and thank Jesus for His blessing today and forever.

God’s favor is with us every day and I will try to make Him proud of me every day, but there will be days that I’ll have to ask for His forgiveness when I have said or done something that was not becoming. So I ask Him for His forgiveness and it will be done. That’s one great thing about loving and knowing Jesus, not just know the name but the Savior.

Deuteronomy 31:8 It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed. Psalm 9:9 The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Be bless in Jesus’ name.

Mary Simmons is a columnist for The Kenbridge-Victoria Dispatch. She can be reached at Marysimmons6@ hotmail.com.