Happy Thursday Saints.
As we saw yesterday, we aren’t declared righteous by our own merits; we are declared righteous by having faith in Jesus.
Titus 3:5 says that God “SAVED US BECAUSE OF HIS MERCY, AND NOT BECAUSE OF ANY GOOD THINGS WE HAVE DONE. GOD WASHED US BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. HE GAVE US NEW BIRTH AND A FRESH BEGINNING.”
It’s easy to feel unworthy of God’s amazing grace and love, especially after considering how sinful we’ve been in the past.
I don’t know what God sees in us, but He loves us so much that He sent His one and only Son to die on the cross for our sins.
He did everything necessary to wash you of your sins and give you a new birth and a fresh beginning.
You’ve been given a FRESH BEGINNING – a new start. The only thing that can keep you trapped in the past is YOU.
People will try to remind you of what you used to do and who you used to be. They have an image of you in their minds, but it’s an old one. It’s outdated and irrelevant because God has WASHED you BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
But regardless of what others might think or say about you – you don’t have to listen to their opinions. What matters now, more than anything else, is God’s opinion of you, and His thoughts about you can be found in the Bible. His thoughts about you are FACTS. And they have nothing to do with how you’re feeling but everything to do with the completed works of Christ.
We are not saved because of any good things we have done but because of all the good things JESUS has already done.
You’ve been given a FRESH BEGINNING. One that comes with a brand new identity. It’s worth discovering who you are IN CHRIST so that you can walk in the newness of the life you’ve been given.
Have a fantastic day. God bless, and lots’a love,