DIG for Monday the 3rd of April…..we can forgive as we have been forgiven first…..Ephesians 4 v 32

Paul encourages the Ephesians to be kind to one another, to be tender-hearted to one another.

He doesn’t ask them to strive to do this or put in any effort.

He tells them that they cane do this and forgive each other if they realise that they have been forgiven by God first (Ephesians 4 v 32).

This is a truth that seems to be a big secret to a lot of out brothers and sisters in Christ.

The truth that we have been forgiven from God already and so we can forgive others as a result.

Many Christians are still asking God for forgiveness when the Word is clear that we have all already been forgiven.

We have all been forgiven through the blood of Christ (Ephesians 1 v 7 and Colossians 1 v 14).

We can only forgive others when we realise we have been forgiven first.

God has provided forgiveness through the shed blood of Jesus so we can forgive others.

I thank God that I no longer have to ask for forgiveness and that I can draw on His forgiveness to forgive others.

As I realise how much I have been forgiven I can forgive others; and I know this is the testimony of many of my friends and fellowship.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I have already been forgiven for all my sin through the shed blood of Jesus”.

Ephesians 4 v 32…..And be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you

DIG for Sunday the 2nd of April…..Jesus provides it, but we “dish” it out…..John 6 v 11

I’ve been thinking about the account of the feeding of the five thousand again this morning.

There is so much to learn from this lesson; today I want to write about the role of the disciples.

Yes, it was Jesus who took the fish and bread and blessed it; He provided the “extra” food.

It was the work of Jesus that provided what was required.

However it was the disciples who handed out the food to the people.

It is similar with many facets of the Kingdom today.

Jesus has provided all the healing that will ever be required for all people.

However we, as His disciples, have been told to go out and heal the sick.

We are the ones who lay hands on the sick; we are the ones who speak out healing over people.

Just as Jesus delegated the feeding of the people to His disciples, He has also delegated much to us today.

It is not enough to sit in our homes and churches praying for people, we need to get out and be His disciples in this world.

Is there someone that you need to “dish” out Jesus’ provision to today?

In this world we are meant to be the “hands” and “mouth” of Jesus.

That is our role, showing Jesus to this needy world.

Speak this out today…..”Thank You Lord that because of the finished work of Jesus I can lay hands on the sick and see them healed”.

John 6 v 11…..And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would