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So Much Easier...

God cares for you, so turn all your worries over to him. -1 Peter 5:7 (CEV)
In some circles, you will often hear the phrase "let go and let God." I can remember a time in my life when I might have asked why God would want to help me after the things I had done-- the way I treated people and the way I ignored Him. I have come to learn, however, that there is nothing I have done that is too much for the blood of Jesus to handle. A preacher that we sometimes watch on television once remarked that we cannot allow Satan to "pull our sins out from under the blood of Jesus." Good advice. Satan certainly wants us to think there is no way we can ever be good enough to inherit God's kingdom. And he's right-- there is no way we can be good enough. Fortunately, Jesus is good enough and He paid the ultimate price for us to rightfully inherit the kingdom. So the next time that Satan wants to remind you of your past, remind him of his future!

It's "Kettle Season" for the Salvation Army once again. Please... when you hear the bell and see the kettle, remember how important the work they do for the kingdom is and give as generously as you possibly can. We are blessed the most when we are blessing others, don't you agree?

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