Fun Flash Card Art and Devotion on God's Amazing Love

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Matthew 19:26 New King James Version (NKJV)

26 But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

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History Behind This Verse:

Jesus was speaking to His disciples in our focus verse for today verse.   The disciples were questioning Jesus about salvation.  They were curious about how anyone could be good enough to earn eternal life. After listening to Jesus' answers they began to feel hopeless. They realized that NOONE would ever be good enough to earn eternal life in Heaven.

Jesus heard their despair on this topic and responded to their distress with Love:

26 But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

 FACT: It is impossible for any human being to live a life blameless enough to enter Heaven on their own merit.  We are all sinners!  No matter how hard we try, we all sin on a daily basis! It is impossible for us to obtain eternal life on our own terms, but with God THIS possible!!! The only way that we can enter Heaven is by acknowledging and accepting our savior, Jesus! It is only when we are covered by the blood of Jesus that we are worthy.  We must understand and accept the fact that the gates of Heaven will only be open to us through God’s GOODNESS!!!

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Key Words: But, With, God

Read our focus verse again TOTALLY focused on these key words: 

But– used to introduce something contrasting with what has already been mentioned.

With– accompanying; in the company of

God-   1. the creator and ruler of the universe; the supreme being.  2. God is love.

26 But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

(the second half verse 26 is written as a contrast to the first half.  The author is stressing the difference between humans and God.  Humans are very limited, but our God is not. With God ALL THINGS are possible!!

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Connection To Us

Do you truly understand the vast amount of LOVE that is in the word "but" in our focus verse for today? God, the creator and ruler of the universe wants to be with us! He wants to spend every moment of our lives both today and forever after right beside us! We never have to worry that God is too busy for us, or wonder  if He would rather be somewhere else….  because He truly desires to be with us each and every moment of our lives! The creator and ruler of the universe has declared His LOVE for YOU!  He is head over heels in love with YOU! He is waiting, His heart in His hand, to see if YOU will accept His LOVE!

NOW, the ball is in YOUR court…. you have to decide if you want to be with Him or not.You can either choose to live your life connected to the supreme being of the universe or you can choose to decline Him and His LOVE.

BUT, WITH, GOD

These three words sound like someone is having to convince us to choose God.

As we read them again, let this sink in! The ruler of the universe, the supreme being, the essence of LOVE has declared His deep desire to be with us for eternity and we are needing reasons why we should choose Him!!! But With God….  ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!!!

Read that part again with an open mind and heart.

You have a very important decision to make…..Are you going to choose to be WITH God? He will never force Himself on anyone! He has sent you a love note:  I deeply LOVE you.  Will you be WITH me- check the box yes or no….He is waiting for you to return the note to Him! What box will you check??

I challenge all of us right now to pray over this question: Don’t leave this computer screen without making your decision. God so desires an answer.  He has been waiting your WHOLE LIFE to hear your answer…. Do you want to be WITH Him????

I pray that you will answer YES and choose to FEEL God’s immense LOVE for you today!  :)

Included with this devotion are 4 memory verse flash cards.  I challenge you to take time this week to reflect back on today's devotion.  As you do, take time to color and cut and paste to notecards the enclosed scripture pictures. These flashcards will be the perfect size to carry in your purse or hang on your computer screen at work.  God LOVES us!  God WANTS to be with us! Let's do what we can to help ourselves meditate and FEED off of this amazing truth throughout this upcoming week.

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