PRAYER IS STILL IN SCHOOLS…

REBLOGGING IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…

BE BLESSTIFIED!

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I often hear people lament that one of the reasons our public school systems have declined and are declining is because we have allowed prayer to be taken out of schools. I humbly submit to you today that if YOU’RE PRAYING AT HOME, PRAYER IS STILL IN SCHOOLS.

I wonder how many of the people who complain about prayer being taken out of schools actually teach their children to pray, pray with their children or have family prayer at home. God gave parents the responsibility to instill the  appreciation for prayer in their children,  promote a culture of prayer in the home, and let them know they can talk to God anywhere.

Deuteronomy 6:7 (ESV)

You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and…

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QUICK EXPLANATION OF THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GRACE & MERCY…

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Someone recently asked me the difference between GRACE and MERCY. Why are they mentioned together so often? Are they synonymous?

No, they aren’t the same, but the differences are really very simple.

In short…
GRACE is GETTING  what we DON’T DESERVE.
MERCY is NOT GETTING what we DO DESERVE.

God’s GRACE is His unmerited favor for HIS people that WE DON’T DESERVE …those who have faith in Him through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is a gift that can’t be earned.

Ephesians 2:4-5, 8-9 (NKJV)

4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),

8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast.

God’s MERCY is Him withholding His wrath, judgement and punishment that WE DO DESERVE. Even though GRACE is reserved for those in the Body of Christ..
Everyone is a recipient of God’s MERCY…both believers and unbelievers.

Romans 9:14-18 (NKJV)

14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? Certainly not! 15 For He says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion.” 16 So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy. 17 For the Scripture says to the Pharaoh, “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be declared in all the earth.” 18 Therefore He has mercy on whom He wills, and whom He wills He hardens.

Stop right now Give God some WELL-DESERVED thanksgiving and praise for His GRACE and MERCY towards you.

BE BLESSTIFIED!

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