Wednesday, November 28, 2012

What I Deserve

Ever thought about how you really deserve something?  Maybe you've worked hard for it.  Maybe you've been having a rough time.  Maybe you've accomplished some big goal you set for yourself. 

Ever found yourself saying some form of this prayer - "God, please do this for me.  I deserve it because..."?

But do we really want God to give us what we deserve?

Oh, the nice things... sure.  But what about all the punishment for the sins against Him?  Everything that was heaped onto Jesus at the time of His crucifixion and death? That's what we really "deserve".  But instead, He took everything we deserve onto Himself so that we could receive the gifts: 

Grace, Love, Eternal life

"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." ~ Romans 5:8





4 comments:

  1. What a fabulous post! So humbling and beautiful! Have a great day! Xoxo

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    1. It really is a humbling thought, isn't it? Have a blessed evening Marci! :0)

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  2. Oh gosh so true! We've talked about this in small group quite a bit! Thank goodness we don't get what we deserve!

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  3. Amen! Truly love, forgiveness, grace and mercy are the greatest gifts we could receive! Thank you for sharing and linking up at Simply Helping Him! Blessings!

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