Posted on August 18, 2020 by Catey Stover in Uncategorized
“Who delivered us from so great a death and does deliver us. In whom we trust that He will still deliver us” 2nd Corinthians 1:10
One of the annoying telemarketing phone calls I get is to extend my vehicle warranty. I still have not entertained that sales pitch because I hang up before the first sentence is finished. There is an extended warranty that never expires, I call it the sanctification process.
I must constantly remind myself that I’m not alone in this walk, that the Holy Spirit is in me, and will continue to deliver me from my own demise. To try and fix my own problems, my own way, is foolish, I have an “Extended Warranty”. When I remember this I can simply go to the “Owner’s Manual” and apply the proper application to the most recent problem. I don’t even have to lift the hood, just admitting I’m going in the wrong direction, turning around and doing the best I can to make things right.
All these benefits are included and covered by our Heavenly Father, He has granted us an “Extended Warranty” that never expires, “In whom we trust that He will still deliver us”.
When life gets hard and the flesh is trying to sell you a different option, hang up the phone before it finishes the first sentence. Refer to the Owner’s manual and apply the proper application.
Take advantage of the benefits allotted to us, always giving thanks to God and acknowledging His grace and mercy. We then become a fine-tuned vessel, ready to extend that same grace and mercy to others.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” Amen!
Written by Rob Russomano: Rob Russomano is married to Terri and serves with her as full-time staff members. He is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and is available as a speaker of the grace of God with a message of Hope for church events. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Think About This: “We can stand affliction better than we can prosperity, for in prosperity we forget God.” – D.L. Moody
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: 23 who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; 24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose [g]stripes you were healed. 1 Peter 2:23-24
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