In her short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” Flannery O’Connor tackles the issue of grace, showing that no matter the person, everyone can attain and earn grace. The grandmother and the Misfit, though they appear to be quite different people, are both the same at the core: They are sinners in need of Christ. The Misfit and the grandmother are both capable of change and accepting God, but only the grandmother reaches this revelation before her death. Grace is one of the most important ideas in the Bible and Christianity. Grace is “the love of God shown to the unlovely; the peace of God given to the restless; the unmerited favor of God,” (Holcomb).
Psalm 89:26 says, “He shall cry to Me, ‘You are my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation’” (NKJV). Many other religions acknowledge that Jesus was a good teacher, but they strip Him of His Deity. With the Word of God as our source, we can see that Jesus is just as much God as the Father and Spirit. In Phil. 2:5-11 Paul gives us a very clear picture of Jesus’ deity “Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus, who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be used for His own advantage…” (NLT).
Throughout Scriptures this has been commanded and to be practiced. Let go of hurts, abandon grudges and forgive others, forgive like God forgave you and not like how man never forgets and forgives. Let’s see how God forgives. Forgiving like God -The Prodigal son - Luke15:18-20. The parable of the Prodigal son is well known among Christians.
During prayer, victims came to settle down with strategies and see themselves as they believed God saw them and answered their prayers: what to do next, the strategies. Since this awareness is mostly positive, it helps raise their senses of self-esteem that counteract some adverse situations. Praying to God relieves worries, anxieties and stresses during difficult times. When people use prayer to enrich their real-word selves, they feel good. Their god is sufficiently real; but, their capacity to make that real is not the same as the capacity to make it good or useful.
Analysis There are several benefits and strengths of Christian beliefs. One of the main benefits is that we are loved by our Lord and savior. Another benefit is that Christians receive a personal connection with Jesus Chris as he is the one we can talk to during any time of the day about anything. God is loving, forgiving, and has a purpose for our lives (Lecture 5). The troublesome aspect of Christianity is that not everyone can go to heaven.
As the gospel is revealed to us, we see the immeasurable love that God has for us as we revisit the cross and the sacrifice Jesus made for each of us. We see the depths of our sin and the need for a savior to rescue and redeem us. The love displayed for us deepens our love for Him as we realize the foundational truth that the fundamental problem we face is that of sin. Yes, we too are broken people living in a broken world. Biblical counseling provides both the counselor and the counselee the opportunity to experience the love and goodness of Jesus.
That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height- to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God - Ephesians 3:17-19 (NKJV). Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us - Romans 5:5 (NKJV). Growing in the love of God is mandatory if you want to please God and enjoy all that He has for them that love Him (Romans 8:28) and to ensure you will be with Him where He is. When you develop the love of Christ in you, serving God will no more be a struggle for you, you will do it with delight. Also, you will not be overcome by sin anymore.
Is the Spirit not what Jesus sent to be a Guide and Counselor for His disciples? Is the Spirit not what resides in believers today? Why is it, then, that the Holy Spirit tends to get "forgotten"? Why is it important that we do not forget Him? "When we ignore Him or neglect Him, we risk cutting ourselves off from the source of divine power and having to sputter along as best we can, relying on our own resources."
v20 Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires. v21 So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls. Anger leads to destruction because anger doesn't produce righteousness. We cannot display love unto others with anger. There are times we need to be disciplined, but God should be in control of disciplining, He is our heavenly Father and we are His children.
DAY 10: PERFECT PEACE Jesus gives you His perfect peace. We know this to be true because we read it in the Bible, and we can trust the Bible to be true, because it was Jesus who inspired it. That means, He spoke to people and told them what to write. You may have some fears and worries that bother you? Jesus loves you and wants to take away those fears and worries.