Wednesday, 1 April 2015

You're Not Guilty Anymore! - A Dose of Encouragement 66

Two years ago I was asked to pray for someone I had never met.

Someone who was depressed and although I was not given much information on this person I was told that they did not think they were "good enough".

Now you may immediately think that we need to know in what way they feel like this to be able to pray for them but that is not so.  Even though we may not have details, God knows them and understands them better than anyone else ever can.

I prayed for this girl and prayed for the person who I knew would have most contact with her because they would need to know God's guidance in this situation.

I knew that I really could not do much more than pray for this person but I longed to be able to reach out in some other way so I prayed about that also.

Each morning Fred & I would pray about this situation after breakfast and then about a month later one day we were driving along in the car listening to some music when suddenly we heard a song that we had never listened to before but instantly it drew my attention.

There was something about the tune that was special but really it was the words that captured me.

The song was called "Not Guilty Anymore"  by Aaron Keyes.

I just kept clicking back to the start of the song so that we heard it over and over again.

Most of the worship songs we sing are of our feelings towards God but this was a song more like God talking to us.

It's a song that seeks to help us get out of the negative thinking and into that positive realm of realising just exactly what God has done for us and what it means to be on the receiving end of His great mercy.


Do you know how God views you?

We need to know how He sees us because of His Mercy to us through Jesus.

If you are a child of God, you have already received His mercy so believe and trust in that because you are not guilty anymore through the blood of Jesus.

If you have not repented of your sins and accepted God's forgiven and salvation then He still wants you to know that His mercy and salvation is offered to you.  He wants you to come to the place in your life where He can tell you that you're not guilty anymore.


You're not guilty anymore - Mercy of God!

I felt that God had given me this song at this time to be able to pass it on to this person we had been praying for to let her know how special she was to God.  So I looked up Aaron Keyes on YouTube and got the link for the song and passed it on not a hard thing to do but a difference was made.

I'd like to pass it on to you here as an encouragement especially for you because YOU are special to God too.





I had also been asked to speak at a ladies meeting later that year and had felt God impressing Mercy on me as my topic so I'm sure you can guess that I ended with this song that evening too.

If you are interested to know more about God's Plan of Salvation please watch the short 3-2-1 Video in the sidebar on the right.


27 comments:

  1. Beautiful song! I love how God speaks through that song. Your message today was a fresh word on letting go of all and giving it to God. A great message as we move toward Easter in a few days. Blessings!

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  2. I am oh so thankful for the power of prayer and for how He leads us! What a beautiful song! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Yes so true about prayer and the song

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  3. He declared me, "NOT GUILTY ANYMORE" years ago and I am grateful for His mercy every single day of my life. Going to go listen to that song! I'm your down the street neighbor at Kristin's today!

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    1. High Susan, nice to see yo outside of the group

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  4. Encouraging words, Sandra. So amazing that God really does see us through the lense of Jesus' life and considers us no longer guilty. Important to remind ourselves of that regularly.

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  5. Those are such powerful words that we all need to hear. Thank you for sharing that song!

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  6. What a powerful reminder! Thanks for that.

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  7. So thankful we can walk in freedom. We need to see the truth in the Word. The truth will set you free! Then we won't cave in those lies the enemy hisses in our ears.

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  8. We are very blessed aren't we? Not guilty, not condemned, we have peace with God. We can walk boldly into the throne room.

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  9. Whenever I feel discouraged, it's helpful to me to remember that God is my father. I always believe in the value and potential of my own children (even when they're behaving hideously,) and He does the same! Thanks for the thoughts in your post.

    #SHINEbloghop

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  10. Loved this! Exactly the kinds of things that heave been on my heart lately! I found you via the Shine Blog Hop. I am adding your blog to my feed.

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  11. Lovely, Sandra! Simply lovely. Thank you for sharing!

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  12. Beautiful! Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board

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  13. Thank you for this very encouraging post! I'm so happy that there is no condemnation in Christ! Blessings!

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  14. What a beautiful song! Thanks for sharing at Women With Intention Wednesdays!

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  15. Your prayers for this girl were important, and then God led you to see that she gets this song. Music heals the broken heart and this is a powerful song. I put it on my face book. Thanks for sharing with us here at Tell me a Story.

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  16. What a great post! I love the power of prayer and how God speaks to us through worship! What a great blog! :-) Thank you so much for sharing this on Making Memories Mondays! Hope to see you back Sun night 9PM EST! :-)
    Cathy@threekidsandafish{dot}com

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  17. This is wonderful. Mercy is often taken for granted and more often than not, we refuse to receive it. But it is God's way of telling us we're not guilty anymore.

    Have a blessed week ahead!

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  18. This wonderfully encouraging post is being featured on my blog today as part of Tuesdays with a Twist blog hop: http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/2015/04/time-to-link-up-tuesdays-with-twist-106.html
    Thank you & God bless!
    Angie

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  19. Soooo thankful that I don't have to live in fear of guilt and shame. I want to be more like Christ each day!

    @spreadingJOY
    Marie
    BloggerCareGroup

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  20. Thanks for this powerful post, Sandra! This is a great message and a beautiful song to go along with it. Thanks for sharing and God bless!

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  21. Thank you for this reminder today and for sharing it at The Weekend Brew.

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  22. The sweetest man in the world and I were just talking about this subject last night. How God not only forgives our sins, but forgets them! We humans can forgive, but usually we don't forget. I'm so thankful that God forgets, aren't you? Great post, Sandra and really good points about intercessory prayer. We don't {and often shouldn't} know all the details! Have a blessed week!

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