If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities,
Lord, who could stand?
But there is forgiveness with you,
so that you may be revered.
A righteous man/woman is the kind of man/woman that, when their feet hit the floor each morning, the devil and his team of haters say, "Oh, my, he/she's up!" ~Anonymous
Friends, wouldn't we want to be that righteous man or woman in the quotation above? Of course, we would! And, because we are assured of God's acceptance and forgiveness, we can renew our hope each day to live righteously for His sake.
Life is too short to wake up with regrets. Love the people who treat you right. Forgive the ones who don't, just because you can.
Believe everything happens for a reason. So, when second chances come along, grab them with both hands! When they change your life, let them!
Take time to think before you act. When you are upset, forgive quickly.
And, remember - God never promised us an easy life. But, He promised it would be worth it.
So, let us seek God's will for us and fulfill our vocation precisely where we are placed. And, pray that you can be one of those people that the devil hates to see wake up!
Enable me, Lord, to take courage in Your love and forgiveness.
Let me not grow weary, but daily exercise my faith.
Enable me to rest in the assurance that with You all things are possible,
so that when life's calamities come my way,
You will unite my heart more closely with Yours.
Psalms 119:145-176 or 128, 129, 130