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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Love Covers a Multitude of Sins

Lynn Karlsen shares with us, "The thought struck me as I contemplated how I tend to excuse certain behaviors in people I love … things I’d never condone if the actions were done by someone else.

Human nature forces our ears to perk up when headlines report someone has been arrested, or newsflashes broadcast an embarrassing situation.

We tend to shake our heads and wag our tongues at this type of behavior … until it happens closer to home.

When someone we love is involved, we see things a little differently and extend a measure of grace not normally shared.

God is mercifully gracious too.

The difference is God is righteous.

Even when we try to do the right thing, we still make mistakes.

God knows we aren’t perfect, but He loves us anyway.

He doesn’t excuse the behavior of His loved ones. In His eyes wrong is wrong.

Still, He provided a way of restoration that removes the inexcusable from our record and makes us perfect in His sight.

He sent His only son, the perfect sacrifice for an imperfect world.

When you believe Jesus died for you, you become perfect in God’s sight … perfectly acceptable to join Him in heaven forever.

Accept His offer of grace and forgiveness. It’s the love that covers the sin."

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life." John 3:16 NASB

Love Covers a Multitude of Sins – Lynn Karlsen 

April 10, 2013

Lynn Karlsen is a wife and mother of four.

As their children have moved on to shine in other parts of the world, Lynn has found more time to indulge her love for writing from her covered deck in the Pacific Northwest.

Her experiences as a mother and kindergarten teacher have provided a multitude of ideas for stories she writes for children.

Lynn is a member of both ACFW and their subgroup for children’s fiction writers.

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       Can You Relate?

What does it mean to share God's love
And truth, I have within?
Will I seek knowledge from above
And live my faith in Him?

I wonder what will be the cost
To fail, and I don’t share.
Will someone not learn that he's lost?
If for him I don't care?

What others see in me each day
May help them wonder why,
If I have faith, why don't I say?
Or is my life a lie?

I have a real testimony.
The Lord does surely save!
But it's been known that others see
At times I've not been brave.

I ask the Lord to help me now
To speak of His dear Son.
For what He did, I humbly bow,
And know His love I've won.

May I reach out and learn to give
The story that saves us.
May others see the way I live
Does show the truth I trust
Jean Oathout 5/8/13

Let's pray: Father, I want to believe Your Word, which tells me that You loved me so much that Jesus died for even me. Help me to receive Him into my heart, and to live for Him and do His will from now on. As I read Your Word, speak to me through the words of Life that I read. Thank You. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Our prayer challenge: There's very little time spent with God. we've got to pray and have more interaction with God!

Bible Virtues to pray for your children: #31 A heart for missions. "Lord, please help my children to develop a desire to see your glory declared among the nations, your marvelous deeds among all peoples" Ps. 96:3.

Our quote today: John Maxwell – “Optimism is not limited to a few people as a personality trait. Optimism is a choice. And while it doesn’t guarantee immediate positive results, it does result in higher motivation and stronger character.”

Our thought today: Grace flows to us from God through Christ, so
ask for it for your salvation.

Tomorrow’s post:  Friends  Ann Wallace

John Hagee Ministries Rally and Concert- Hershey, PA, August 2, 2013 at the Hershey Theater 7 pm. 1-800-854-8999 or visit   Space is limited, so call today!

A Popular post:   Longing to Be Loved  Gwen Smith

Is there any love like a Mommy's love?

Samples of Jean's crafts  


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  2. Amen, Sister! How many parents hate gays... until their own child comes out of the closet?