The Daily Breath of God
Friday, October 05 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. For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. Romans 3:23-25 NLTSometimes we have a tendency to think of our belief in Jesus the Christ as some sort of religion, and therefore we set up our own standard of judgment concerning ourselves as well as others. This kind of belief never takes us where we wish we could go, it only condemns and therefore we begin to deal with life and its opportunities in ways that really focus on our self and what we think would make us happy. It is right here where being overwhelmed by grace that is in Jesus Christ changes everything. Happiness does not come from being focused on our self or our will; it comes from the undeserved kindness of God that declares our freedom from the strength and condemnation of sin. Here grace expresses itself with overwhelming joy and delight. This changes everything, in how we see God, ourselves and others. This is the life that we always hoped for, free to enjoy, to rejoice and be encouraging. Today may you enjoy what has been given to you by God through Jesus Christ. It is the freedom of grace to start refreshed and renewed today, with emotions and attitudes that become a blessing to you and everyone around you. You are now free in his grace to begin a new journey, with new habits that will just be delightful, now how cool is that?