Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Word Filled Wednesday–Compelled

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For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died;  and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.  II Corinthians 5:14-15

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The love of Christ in us, is what compels us to live righteously.  Without Him, we were lost and undone, slaves to sin with no power to help ourselves. But through the power of His sacrifice, His death on the cross, we are saved from sin and equipped to live a life pleasing to Him. 

When the heart recognizes His mercy and grace, our desire should change from living for self to living for Him. 

As April is upon us and we will soon celebrate Easter and the resurrection, may our hearts be forever grateful for the power of the cross and His victory over sin.

12 comments:

  1. Amen! His sacrifice and love for us keep me in awe of Him. Happy WFW!

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  2. Thanks so much for the beautiful reminder...I loved visiting your house and plan to come back...thank you!

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  3. So true. With a love as bold and bright as your gorgeous photo, our Lord brought hope and life to us through the resurrection!

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  4. Amen! Lord, So thankful for this beautiful Word and photo of Joyfull Living... so fragrantly an aroma of Your Love! Thank You for compelling us with Your love and great sacrifice but mostly for the power of Your Resurrection and Life! We are so blessed by Your mercy, grace and awesome love and this JOYFULL reminder of HOPE!

    REDEMPTION over at The Power of Your Love is my WFW link and flows so well with all of the WFWs I've visited! Thank You!

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  5. Easter - and all that it means to me as a believer - has really been on my heart lately!! It is overwhelming...God's death for me!

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  6. What a perfect reminder for this season!! Awesome!
    peace,
    lori

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  7. Amen, yes may the cross always bring peace and love to mind, when we imagine our blessed sinless Saviour hanging there taking our whipping willingly and without reservation, only to please the Father, and do his will, Oh to be like him.

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  8. Great post... so grateful for His compelling love!

    Happy WFW!

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  9. What a beautiful photo and exhortation from the Word.

    Blessings,
    Janis

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  10. Meant to say that I love your blog! It is so beautiful and joyful and feminine.

    Janis

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  11. So true! thanks for this great reminder! :)

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