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Listen while you read: "There Is A Fountain"1 (Lyrics)
I had been "in the woods" with my telephone, television, and Internet provider for what seemed like a very long time. I felt that something was wrong with my bills, and I began to inquire about it. I took to the telephone to call the company about my concern and was listened to. From what I was told, I realized that I was ignorant about how the billing system works. Periodically, I had received telephone calls to discuss my account, and consequently, I was given promotional packages that would save me money, but when the bills came later, every year, they were higher. It was my own fault not to have understood that the promotional rates had expired! After a long discussion, I was given a lower-cost package, and now, I am back to reasonable rates. It was obviously up to me to ask for an explanation and a remedy. I should not have trusted the voice on the other end of the line to make a decision for my situation. I watch only six or seven channels — no sports or movies. I am going to phone again to cancel the call display that I feel was pushed on me. It was all about promotion to start with, and when it expired, my bill went up.
It took me no time to realize that the devil also offers attractive promotional packages in very sneaky ways, to fool us into accepting sin as blindly as I did, not seeing what all is involved in such a package. Satan entices sinners into his web, and everything looks good at first. But then, it all goes sour, because his promotional package expires, and we begin to reap the just rewards of our misdeeds.
Fortunately, at such a time, by God's sheer grace, sinners begin to realize that something is really wrong with the promotional package that they are carrying. There is an epiphany moment in one's life when God is the only One left to turn to, and His forgiveness and grace become a reality. He is the One who has waited for us to inquire for answers, the One who is waiting to hear our cry for help! He is the One with a foolproof, everlasting promotional package of forgiveness and love in Jesus that is open and free and never expires!
Romans 5:5 – And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. (NIV 2011)
Oh, how great is the love of God and His promotional package to a poor sinner in trouble!
Prayer: Jesus, thank You for taking our sins upon Your sinless, holy body. You are our bright promotional package of salvation that will not expire! Thank You for providing for our destiny in the life to come. Alleluia! In Your name, we pray. Amen.
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Kirsti – another great devotional. Thank you and God Bless.
Good one Kirsti!
Oh how I have been there too! Thank you for sharing.
This is a lovely insight. Thanks for sharing your thought and experience.
Thank you, Kirsti, for sharing this devotional with us. Yes, we must be vigilant as well as sober to stand in faith against the wiles of the evil one. Blessings.
Thank you for a very insightful devotional this morning.
What a great analogy!
Won’t forget that, anytime soon.
Thank you for your beautiful devotional. You are such an inspiration to those of who miss our active life serving the Master. Your words are a testimony and a true calling. Thank you.
Thank you for being the messenger of God’s word and will! Advent is upon us, and Christmas is soon to come! But, are we ready, or are our heads and hearts filled with the commercialism of “Christmas”? Let us all remember that the manger led to the cross – the most important period in history!
Blessings to you, and those you love.
I have had very similar problems with my TV’s packages.
May many people get to the truth as you did. And I hope that now my rates are settled.
May many corporate firms be run by persons who have met Jesus Christ and have chosen his way of redemption, truth, and love.