For the true Christian it is not enough to be saved from hell. We want to walk with God, to be close to God. But our sins disturb that intimacy, and may disturb our peace. We do not cease to be children of God – we can still pray ‘Our Father’ – but we are like children locked out, kept at a distance, the show of affection withdrawn. And so we pray ‘forgive us our sins’ as a much-loved child comes in sorrow to be drawn close by a loving parent. Mere forgiveness is not enough – we want forgiveness with kisses, forgiveness and our Father’s face.
~ Peter Lewis
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How few comprehend the intimacy that God has called us to. The cry of the true child is to please Him and glorify Him by our bearing fruit. Awesome post!
“Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples” John 15:8
The desire to bear fruit is for HIS Glory…
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I love this, and so true!
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