Sunday, March 10, 2013

Freedom In Security

Today Sarah writes about being eternally secure and the freedom that comes with knowing that we are secure. It is so easy to withdraw from God because of the sin in our lives. We can buy into the lie that where once we were worthy we no longer are. The reality is that our righteousness was never anything found in us, but that of Christ being put upon us. And our forgiveness was not because of anything we did to earn it, but Christ giving up His life in order to pay for our sins. Knowing these things and reminding ourselves of them and of God’s love for us that moved these actions on our behalf brings a great freedom – a freedom that makes is such that we can truly live today a life empowered by His Spirit.

by “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young (3/10)

You are Mine for all time – and beyond time, into eternity. No power can deny you your inheritance in heaven. I want you to realize how utterly secure you are! Even if you falter as you journey through life, I will never let go of your hand.

Knowing that your future is absolutely assured can free you to live abundantly today. I have prepared this day for you with the most tender concern and attention to detail. Instead of approaching the day as a blank page that you need to fill up, try living it in a responsive mode: being on the lookout for all that I am doing. This sounds easy, but requires a deep level of trust, based on the knowledge that My way is perfect.

If the Lord delights in a man’s way, he makes his steps firm; though he stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand. Psalm 37:23-24

As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him. Psalm 18:30

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