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My Sin is Prettier than your Sin

My Sin is Prettier than your Sin.  Can you see the absurdity of this statement? I did. Read John chapter 8 and consider.  Drop your stones. What is Jesus writing? "My sin is prettier than your sin". This sentence was given to me as I lay upon my bed the other night. I was trying to pray, yet I kept thinking of the flood of information, that had been delivered by several people to me over a period of days. I sorted through the different emotions that were trying to gain ground in my thought process. "Nothing doing", I thought.  We are called to have the mind of Christ. That settles it, I will have the mind of Christ. I was being asked to consider how I view someone else's sin versus my sins. I am asking you, encouraging you to do the same. Have you ever considered how easy it is to think self righteously about your sin versus the sin of others? Daily we are given an opportunity to view others and ourselves through the Word of God. On a personal level

Shotgun Gospel

Daily I realize the gift that God has given mankind, the gift of choice, the ability to come to Him freely. He has invited ALL to come to Him. God is an equal opportunity Lord of All. If your choice is wrong there are consequences. Right or wrong choice, a consequence. But you always have a choice.  God will not force you into a shotgun gospel relationship. Those who come to Him must come willingly. He wants you to gladly come to the Marriage Feast of the Lamb. But I ask, "How long will you halt between two opinions? Today is the day. He is knocking at your hearts door asking you to be in an eternal relationship with Him. Marry him.  Give yourself and your will completely, wholly to Him.  He will in no wise cast you out.  He will not divorce you, reject you, or look away when you are less than lovely. He will behold you and say MINE. Will you say YES to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords? Will you? If yes. There will be rejoicing. As with any wedding there will be rejo


The beauty of communion.  I do not like pictures of a suffering Christ, yet I find great comfort in partaking in the Lord's Supper. I celebrate His victory, His obedience, that bought our freedom from sin and death. Matthew 26:28     For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins . The shedding of His blood bought you and I the beauty of salvation. Jesus has invited us to accept his offer of salvation and afterwards to remember his gift to us through the taking of Communion. We have been entrusted with the privilege of eating with the Lamb of God here on earth and in Heaven. To eat, drink and remember His sacrifice, therefore I take communion on a regular basis to remember Him as He said. If you do a study of the word blood in scripture, you will see that God is quite specific about its importance. There are 447 listings of the word  blood in the bible. As you read John 6, you will see how blood and its application became

July 1, 2011

July 1, 2011 Today I saw you for the first time A small blip A bud of a child, complete in Him Yet growing daily stronger Today I saw you for the first time In the belly of your mother, on a screen that showed the tiniest heart beat Almost imperceptible, yet beating in time with His plan His word has declared that you are wonderfully and fearfully made. I am grateful. Today I saw you for the first time. © 2011 Debbie Turner Chavers All writing,poetry,posts,art,and photography, copyright © 2011 Debbie Turner Chavers. Protected by US and International copyright laws. All Rights Reserved.Scripture references taken from the King James bible. Would you like to see what I am currently painting? Click on these links or