Daily Devotional By Archbishop Foley Beach

In Your Belief System, Can You Believe God Loves You as You Are?

January 15, 2019

MESSAGE SUMMARY: It is hard for some of you to believe in the miraculous birth of Jesus that we celebrate on Christmas day. Ok, just start where you are in what you believe. Can you believe that you are a sinner? Can you believe that you are not perfect? Can you believe that you have violated God’s laws? Despite this life background, can you believe that God loves you just as you now are? Can you believe that God sent His Only Son, Jesus, to save all that believe in Him so that we would not perish but have eternal life? Maybe this is where you start in believing in the miraculous birth of Jesus; you need to start where you are. While we celebrate Jesus birth today, Jesus’ life was defined by His death on the cross and by His resurrection, thereby, living up to the translation of His name, Jesus – “Salvation”. The Apostle John succinctly summarized the purpose of Jesus birth on Christmas in John3:16-17: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.". You’ve got to believe; but until you get your thinking right, your life will not change – you’ve got to believe.

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATIONToday, because of I am filled with the Holy Spirit, I will not be controlled by my AnxietyRather, I will walk in the Spirit’s fruit of Peace. “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22f).

 

THIS SUNDAY’S SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Beginnings in Prayer – Part 1: How is Your Prayer Life; Is Anything in Your Life More Important than Prayer?", at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

 

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S CURRENT VIDEO: “Prophetic Glimpses of the Coming Messiah (Third Sunday in Advent; Holy Cross Anglican Cathedral; Loganville, GA) https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/a-word-from-the-lord/

 

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SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): John 1:1-18; Luke 1:27-38; John 20:27-29; Psalms 25b:12-22.