Discovering promises of the New Testament.
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This week's Promise and Recipe:
Twixted Hot Chocolate and John 6:37
"All that the father gives me will come to me and the one who comes to me I will certainly not cast out."
Take a moment to really soak that verse in. Wow. Are you hearing what Jesus is promising us?
"All that the father gives me..." Not only is this a beautiful reminder that we have been chosen (see Ephesians 1:4-5), but let's take a closer look at the word "gives". The definition of the word gives is to present, to provide with, to hand over. When we come willingly with a changed and grateful heart, we are given to Jesus. We, yes, you and me. And the word "gives" is in present tense. It is a handing over that is not past tense, but an eternal presentation, which does not end.
"will come to me..." I'd like to note here, that "come" in this verse, means to serve. And to serve willingly. The father presents to Jesus the willing and changed hearts that long to faithfully serve Him.
"and the one who comes to me I will certainly not cast out." Here again we have the present tense. And I find this profound. Not has come or will come, but the one who comes to me. And to the one who comes to Him, He will not cast out. To cast out means to reject, refuse to save. This is to assure us that when we come to Him with willing, humble hearts, we will be saved. We will not be rejected today or tomorrow. To the one who comes, there is no going back to a place of rejection. We have arrived, we have been presented, and we have been welcomed; we will never be cast out.
We may struggle, stumble, and fall at times, but we will not be rejected by the one we have been willingly given to. What a beautiful promise! A promise to cling to in storms, a promise to cling to in every day disappointments, and a promise to cling to in our sin. Write this promise down and write it on the tablet of your heart with certainty.
Twixted Hot Chocolate
4 cups of your base hot chocolate
2 Twix bars, 1 crushed
1 tbsp of caarmel topping
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
Use whatever base hot chocolate recipe you usually use, add the vanilla (if not included in base) and caramel topping. Stir. Top with whipped cream, and crushed Twix bar. Drizzle with caramel topping. Serve with the extra Twix bar!
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