1 Timothy 2:5-6

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The words from one of my favorite Kirk Franklin songs:

Jesus please mention my name / When you talk to your father today / He hears you / That’s why I need you / He intercedes for me / Protects me from things unseen / He’s standing up for me / For what I shall yet be / Right between God and me / He intercedes for me

Our God is a God that allows us to choose. And in the beginning, we chose sin, we chose to disobey. Instead of being like “To hell with y’all” (quite literally), He’s a big enough God that He’s continued to give us chance after chance to reunite with Him and to have that relationship that He’s desired since He said, “Let there be…”

He’s given grace, allowing opportunities we don’t deserve. He’s given mercy, pardoning sins and forbearing punishments. And if that weren’t enough, His Son shed His blood and offered His life in place of ours to once again give us that chance to get to know Him. Jesus didn’t stop with simply sacrificing for us, He talks with God on our behalves, constantly pleading our cases. Jesus wants Him to give us every chance possible because He’s walked in our shoes and understands us.

Excuses aside. You can’t claim to not talk to God because you feel unworthy. As undeserving as we are, look at all He’s done just to get us back. Who else would go through so much, be so patient, and continue to love you unconditionally? There is a God who loves us. He’s waiting to hear from you.

#IntercedeForMe #ForgivenFriday

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1 Timothy 2:5-6 (AMP) For there is [only] one God, and [only] one Mediator between God and mankind, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom [a substitutionary sacrifice to atone] for all, the testimony given at the right and proper time.

1 Timothy 2:5-6 (MSG) …that there’s one God and only one, and one Priest-Mediator between God and us—Jesus, who offered himself in exchange for everyone held captive by sin, to set them all free. Eventually the news is going to get out.

Kirk Franklin’s Intercession (Album: Losing My Religion)

 

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