Awful Lawful

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Awful Lawful

by Jason Carroll

There’s Lots of conversation going on these days about God… whether there is one or not…whether he cares whats going on down here… and if he does why did he let Obama have a second term.

The preppers are out in force, and even the pacifists are buying ammo…(i guess it just seems like the right thing to do) Meanwhile in “Christian Land” there is lots of argument about Grace… and the Law… and how much of them to mix together… or if they mix at all…kinda like oil and water I guess. Then the Pope has to go and get in the mix and say even Atheists have a chance at seeing heaven!

I have really been doing some real thought and seeking God about me… the real me… See, some days you would swear I literally float because I have this really great… on fire…no holds barred relationship with God. Other days it might seem I am on the brink of Hell… just waiting to be bumped in…

Now while everybody is trying to figure out the right mix of everything or if there is any mix at all… I can tell you what side of things I land on… I take both… see we never remember we have that choice… the choice of having your cake and eating it too.

I choose to have convictions and follow a sacrificial life… giving up the things that others might choose to make Idols of… but when I fail to measure up to even my own convictions… because of an amazing sacrifice… I get to fully partake of immeasurable and unlimited Grace!

See Grace does not consider your position or opinion… it is simply there whether you need it or not… It does not care if you are awful or lawful… it only cares that when you don’t measure up to God’s standard… you still get a pass.

I don’t think the two thieves on the crosses beside Jesus were an accident.. I think they represent humanity as a whole… both sinful… but one jeering and disbelieving… and the other simply believing and asking to be a memory to the King of Kings.

Consider the value that you place on the sacrifice of Christ

Paul said “Well then, as one man’s trespass [one man’s false step and falling away led] to condemnation for all men, so one Man’s act of righteousness [leads] to acquittal and right standing with God and life for all men.” (Romans 5:18 AMP)

Look it up… consider and comment… really think about it and tell me… was Adams sin greater than Christ’s death as a sacrifice? It’s ok to not understand…I am not saying I understand it… I am simply giving God the opportunity to be greater than I can comprehend.

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Jason Carroll

Jason lives in Louisiana, USA with his beautiful wife and children. If you haven’t had a chance to meet him yet, you will be blessed to do so on facebook and on Twitter @jasonthebaldguy.

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World Prayr has chosen to be different, starting with teaching others that the pilgrimage all of those who have been brought near to God are on is not one that is about our focusing on what we are doing, or focusing on our sin or anything we are not doing, but rather focusing on what Christ did in order for us to know transforming grace. We refer to this message as the gospel of grace. We then live this out as a ministry by serving others through counseling, prayer and sound biblical teachings.

We, also, differ from most ministries in another key area and that is working to live out the message of Philippians 2:4, by aggressively promoting other ministries and churches. As a mission team World Prayr is working to serve those who are disconnected and re-connecting them, one soul at a time to local bodies of believers.

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