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Today’s Opportunity to Grow Toward Christ-Reliance

April 20th, 2011

JOHN SHIRK – The definition of “rely” is to depend on with full trust or confidence.

To fully rely on God means that we can lean all our weight on His grace and trust in His capacity to support us.

His love is able to keep us from falling into the depths of depravity.

His love is able to forgive our sins authentically and completely.

His love is able to bring out the potential that God designed us for.

His love is able to work through us to accomplish His redemptive purposes on earth.

His love expresses His view of us as valuable.

His love is able to lift us to heaven beyond our final breath.

God’s love for us is sincere, powerful, and merciful.  His love reaches out to us through Jesus Christ, inviting us to say “Yes” to His plan for our lives and to follow Jesus.  First John 4:15 and 16 says, “If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.”

Reliance is a character quality that enables us to represent Jesus in the world today.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

 




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