Imagine for a second, a God who only gave us one chance to get it right. One chance at perfection, one chance to make the right choice, to say the right words, to think the right thoughts, and to take the right actions. If our God only gave us one chance, every single one of us would be LOST FOREVER!
Gracefully, we serve a God of second, third, fourth, etc, etc chances. He knows we will fail again and again. Yet He loves us more each day. Very few people in our lives show the same compassion. When we mess up, when we take the wrong path, when we make the wrong choices, our human nature makes it tough to let alone forgive, never mind give a second or dare I say third chance.
Someone once said He couldn’t see God thus He didn’t believe in Him. You can say the same thing about the wind. Though you may never see the wind, you cannot deny the effects of the wind. If we all took our faith seriously, how many chances would be too many? Seriously, what is that number? Is it one, two, twenty?
Can’t say I have the right answer but I know our God will judge us by the way we judge others so we should be careful how we label, how we interact, how we show mercy and grace, and how many chances we give others…
Share your thoughts. I’d love to hear!
Falling in love with Carlos Whittaker’s new album “Ragamuffin Soul”. Read his blog HERE. Check out Carlos Whittaker’s video for God of Second Chances. Can’t stop listening. Carlos’ engaging, masterful lyrics and warm melodies make this an instant favorite! I have been following Carlos for a little while and truly am impressed. This guy is on fire for the Lord and it is reflected in his music. Ragamuffin Soul feels like we are along for Carlos’ spiritual journey. Fans of Matt Kearney, should love this one! Go get it today!
Reading Donald Miller’s latest book called “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years”. Talk about looking at your life and creating a second chance! This book is powerful! Have read 175 pages of the book so far (in one day)!
Full of beautiful, heart-wrenching, and hilarious stories, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years details one man’s opportunity to edit his life as if he were a character in a movie.
Years after writing a best-selling memoir, Donald Miller went into a funk and spent months sleeping in and avoiding his publisher. One story had ended, and Don was unsure how to start another.
But he gets rescued by two movie producers who want to make a movie based on his memoir. When they start fictionalizing Don’s life for film–changing a meandering memoir into a structured narrative–the real-life Don starts a journey to edit his actual life into a better story. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years details that journey and challenges readers to reconsider what they strive for in life. It shows how to get a second chance at life the first time around.