Here’s good news for you this Friday…
“but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (ESV)
Occasionally, I post snippets of Gospel truth on Friday mornings to encourage hearts. Today, drink deep of this reality:
 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law,  to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.  And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”  So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God. (ESV)
There’s amazing news throughout the Bible. And, one of the lines we could travel would be the see how God worked through His Word to show us the amazing salvation we enjoy. God promised Abraham that in him, all the nations of the world would be blessed. And, today, those of us who believe are blessed because we have the same kind of faith that Abraham had: he believed God and God counted him as righteous.
Today, rest in Christ and bank all your hope in Him. And you will be among the blessed.
Today, is your living Christ? Philippians 1:21 has Paul writing from a prison cell saying to live is Christ and to die is gain.
Today, no matter what you face, no matter who you have to deal with, no matter what troubles emerge, no matter what privileges come, let your living be Christ.
Pray night now that your life would be all Christ. He’s not only worthy of that. He’s able to accomplish His life in you.
Here the promise of Jesus: “Behold, I’m making all things new” (Revelation 21:5)
I’ve been thinking about this in Hutch, as the devastation of the fires is being realized…this isn’t the end of the story. But, the deeper hope and truth is that our lives can be made new. Spend some time today marveling at His creative, redemptive power being displayed in you.
I love winter. It’s easily my favorite season because it has Christmas and snow. Therefore, I thought I’d use the January momentum to remind you of how pure white Jesus has made you. He offers free and full forgiveness. Praise Him today for forgiving sin and though your sins were as scarlet, He’s made them white as snow.
New Year. Newness. Freshness.
Hear the amazing news of what is yours in Jesus:
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” (2 Corinthians 5:17)
So, if you are a believer, all of this newness, freshness, life, and vitality is yours because of Jesus. You are in Him and with Him the old has passed away; the New defines you.