Held in Abba's Mighty Hand

Hello again - we have been looking at SOME of the benefits of being held in Abba's mighty hand from which nothing can snatch us away(John 10:29).


This week I want to examine an erroneous belief many of Abba's children believe to be true. That belief is that when we sin, the sin comes between us and Him. When that happens, He waits from a distance for us to bridge the gap by asking His forgiveness and repenting of the sin. NOTHING could be further from the truth! Let me repeat that- NOTHING could be further from the truth! I encourage you to read Romans 8. In verses 33-35, three questions are asked, and the answers are given (I love open book quizzes). the questions are; 'who will bring a charge against us, who will condemn us, and who will separate us us from His love. The answer to all three is NOTHING.


If this is true, and of course to is, then we must change our thinking and therefore our entire approach to our sins. We need to change our perspective of our sins, how we think Abba views our sins, and finally how we respond to our sins.


We need to agree with Him that our sins are not a problem, they are only a symptom. We need to agree with Him that they have not separated us from Him- nothing can ever do that- and we need to agree with Him that He has already forgiven them. This is the needed repentance- to change our thinking to be aligned with His Word. We must learn to thank Him for revealing our sins to us and understand He when He does this it is so we can experience the freedom and joy and security of being forgiven by and in His hand. Then from that place we can face what motivated us to sin. Most often the motivation is attempting in our own strength to obtain something He has already provided, such as being loved, accepted, and approval.


What a blessing it is to rest in Jesus' finished work and the resulting forgiveness and to then receive the gifts He has given. Let's all practice these gifts this week and be grateful and restful. Thank You, Abba.







Note: “but God” is a weekly ministry of Robinson Outdoors Products written for us by pastor and spiritual counselor, Thomas Paige. “But God” is posted each week on the ScentBlocker website and can be found there along with the archives of messages of past months from Thomas. “But God” is also posted each week on ScentBlocker Facebook page and on Twitter.


You may ask, “why would Robinson, an outdoor products company with brands ScentBlocker and Tree Spider, making  products for hunters, spend its time on something like “but God”?”

Great question, as we here at Robinson consider our work place our mission field, our products bearing the John 3:16inscription our outreach. For 2014, there will be a laminated waterproof jacket pocket insert that contains the salvation message printed in two languages. And, we ask the Lord to provide more opportunities for us to be a light unto a dark world.


What responses do we receive from our customers? Each week thousands and thousands of people read the “but God” message online. We receive dozens and dozens of appreciative emails, rejoicing that a company has the courage to stand up for what it believes despite perhaps it not being the most popular thing to do these days. God has blessed our lives and our  business!


I hope you will enjoy this weeks’ “…but God” as Thomas continues the series, unto the Lord!

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