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“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.” Ephesians 1:7

Just think of it, God bought back what you lost. The price was high (blood) but to Him, you were worth it. Oh, you know how unworthy you are of such grace and love, but that is what makes it so beautiful, isn’t it? Holy as He is, He was willing to condescend to rescue you (and me) out of a mess that He had no obligation to involve Himself in. His marvelous act of mercy says more about Him as a Giver than it does about the object of such beautifully scandalous grace. How can we render anything less than constant gratitude, praise, and service in the face of this gift we could never repay? How could any recipient of such rich forgiveness do any less toward others? Be careful, My Friend, not to allow your current crisis to cloud the bright hope your redemption locked in for you. Whatever life brings your way, your redemption through Christ means you can handle it (Philippians 4:13). God’s buy-back has a benefit package attached to it that means you are equipped with everything you need for life and godliness. (2 Peter 1:3). Bask in His redemption of you today and share it whenever you get the chance.

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Welcome to Encouragement Outpost! My name is Dr. Georgia Pointer, a Christian writer who loves encouraging people in their relationship with Christ. I am a survivor of childhood rape and molestation, bullying, and emotional abuse. Negative thought patterns plagued me for many years until I learned to allow Christ and His Word to encourage and transform those thoughts. This background provides me with a passion to offer the same encouragement to anyone, not just abuse survivors, with the light of biblical truth that shines against the darkness of negativity, lies of the enemy, and daily struggles in living for Christ. I am a seminary graduate with a Masters in Christian Education. I also recently received my doctorate in Christian Counseling with a specialty in Family and Substance Abuse counseling. I served on staff for six years as a counselor at Moriah House of the Memphis Union Mission. I love the Word of God! I love studying it, teaching it, and speaking in public about it any chance I get. This blog, which I post about once a week, is my venue to share insights I glean. So, I invite you to subscribe to receive my weekly posts in your email and to share these posts with anyone you think might be encouraged by them.

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