Wednesday, October 8, 2014

greatly blessed, highly favored, deeply loved...


One of the most encouraging
Scripture promises in God’s Word for me is John 3:16…

For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, 
that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.

I heard the most powerful illustration of this Truth one day while I was listening to radio host, Steve Brown, on Moody Radio. He shared a story about a time his daughter, Robin, found herself in a very difficult English Literature course that she desperately wanted to get out of. The story, You Already Have an A, is recounted here in an article by Tullian Tchividjian, Pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. A Florida native, Tullian is also the grandson of Billy and Ruth Graham.

To know that I know that I know that because I have placed my trust in the finished work of Jesus Christ, I am redeemed by His precious blood…as this song says, I am a greatly blessed, highly favored, and deeply loved child of God. The threat of failure, judgment, and condemnation has been removed (Romans 8:1).

Knowing that God’s love for me and approval of me will never be determined by my performance is the most encouraging promise I cling to…I already have an A…and in Christ, so do you!

Is this encouraging to you? Please leave your comments in the box below…I’d love to hear from you!

Linking up with Holley Gerth's Coffee for Your Heart and 31 days as an encourager.

4 comments:

  1. I am so relieved to already have an A because I know that nothing I could ever do would earn me one.......thank you Jesus for earning it for me,

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    1. Amen, Mary! What a blessing to know that we can rest in the completed work of Christ! Thank you for your sweet comments, always!

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  2. This girl sure needs to hear she already has an A, after all the years of trying to do everything right in school. Thank you Beth!

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    1. Sarah, as soon as I heard Steve Brown tell that story about his daughter, Robin, on his radio show, I knew I would never forget it...and if it blessed me that much, it would surely be encouraging to others! So glad you enjoyed it and took time to send me a comment about it. You are a wonderful encourager :)

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