The Daily Breath of God
Thursday, May 31 2012
For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. Romans 3:23, 24 NLTOne of the great problems with our human nature is the emotions of condemnation. There we find peer pressure, jealousy, irritations, anxiety, stress, feelings of criticism along with all forms of judgment concerning ourselves and others. There is not enough money in the world that can remove these things from how we feel. But when we believe our Lord in what he says about his grace that is given to us in Jesus the Christ all things begin to change. First, judgment ends and grace replaces it with the emotions of kindness and encouragement. In this place there are no feelings of peer pressure, no jealousy, very little irritations and anxiety, stress and feelings of criticism just have no place to express themselves. On this new day may you enjoy the sweet relief of grace that is yours because of Jesus the Christ. Let your heart and your mind experience the emotions of joy as your words and tones of voice express thanksgiving and praise. There you will experience the blessing of his compassion and your journey will become a sweet fragrance to your family, your friends and those you meet.