By His Grace: Satisfaction in God

Edith Nevis

“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

Edit Nevis

As many are aware, at the start of each morning, I seek the Lord through the reading of his Word and in praise and worship. This daily practice is beneficial as it sets the tone of the day and our heart. Jesus is the only one who can satisfy our soul. Yet, and sadly, I was reminded to pray for those who have walked away from the faith due to either disappointments or unbelief.

Do you know this is displeasing to the Lord, for He is love?

He came so no one would perish but would have everlasting life. It is written: “In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish.”

The Lord’s unconditional love for you and me will never fail. It is true to its purpose and covers all offense.

There may someone who struggles with, “Will Lord forgive you?” Allow me to share a word of encouragement beginning with Acts 17:24-27 and other biblical passages: The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And He is not served by human hands, as if He needed anything. Rather, He himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.

From one man He made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and He marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from any one of us.

Can a person do anything to help God? Can even a wise person be helpful to him?

I am the vine, you are the branches. The one who abides in me while I abide in him produces much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.

You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name.

Choose to love the Lord your God and to obey him and to cling to him, for He is your life and the length of your days. You will then be able to live safely in the land the lord promised your ancestors, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

The steps of a man are established by the lord when he delights in his way.

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.

I am the alpha and the omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.

I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Nothing else would do except his love for me and you.

For those who desire a relationship with the Lord, or would like to renew it, allow me to extend an invitation to experience his unconditional love for you. By your own free will you accept Christ as lord and savior. Do not allow this moment to pass; tomorrow is not promised. But what is promised is that Jesus is coming soon.

When you declare with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. This has nothing to do with religion and all to do with a relationship. It is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

Please repeat this prayer: "Lord, Jesus, forgive me of my sins I committed against you. I believe Jesus died for my sins and has risen again. Please come into my life and heart and lead the way. I confess you as my Lord and Savior from this day forward. In Jesus' name, amen."

Welcome into the family of Christ.

May the lord keep you and bless you continuously. Shalom, go in peace.

Bible references: Psalm 16:11 ESV; Matthew 18:14; Acts 17:24-27; Job 22:2; John 15:5; Deuteronomy 30:20: John 15:16; Matthew 6:33; Hebrews 4:16; Psalm 37:23; Psalm 32:8; Revelation 22:13; John 8:12; John 14:27. To obtain the full benefits of each verse, please read the five verses before and after each verse.

-- Edith Nevis can be reached at 857-2200 or at enevis@gannett.com.