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“The Best Relationship Ever”

Adam and Eve were the beginning of the human race and had the distinct privilege of walking with God in the Garden of Eden.  Can you even come close to imagining what that must have been like?  What joy and fellowship they must have had.  God blessed them with an absolute perfect environment and made only one request – do eat any fruit from the forbidden tree.  Of course we all know, temptation came and this first couple disobeyed a command of God and because of their disobedience, everything came crashing down.  It’s here we learn that the tragic result of sin is not just a broken rule or law, but even more tragic, as it creates a broken relationship.

 

You’ve been told hundreds of times that the Christian life is a journey with Jesus.  It’s a personal relationship.  As a believer you walk day by day with the Savior, hearing His voice as He guides you and experiencing the comfort and peace that only a loving God can give.  We must be careful though, because the evil one shows up when he’s least expected.  His lies and force creating temptation may be inviting, but to succumb is break our relationship with God.

 

We all are prone to mess up occasionally, but please do not lean on the “No One’s Perfect” alibi to rationalize your sin(s).  God has sent us the Holy Spirit to guide, protect and give us wisdom.  The Holy Spirit convicts and not only shows us the errors of our sin, but offers forgiveness.  Are you sorry enough for your sins that you want a life change to the point of forsaking ALL sin?  If you are ready to repent of your wrong doings, God is not only ready to forgive, but also to “RESTORE” your relationship with Him.  God, in His grace and mercy provide the way to restoring this relationship with Him through His Son Jesus Christ.  The Lord, through the power of the Holy Spirit, is inviting you now to come back into His family.

 

“For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time”  (I Timothy 2:5-6)

 

Pastor Carnes