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December 31, 2015 | Daily Devotionals | December 31, 2015

The Good Life

But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,
even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ. (by grace you have been saved) Ephesians 2:4-5 NASV

It is the expensive way of living that Jesus has imparted to me. The life He has given me is a ritzy kind of life. A life I love to walk around in.  It’s that confident and comfortable feeling when the Holy Spirit is in control and you’re listening. Isn’t it interesting that when you’re making good decisions, even the decisions that require you to give up something, you just know that you are walking tall in the Lord? We get that confidence that only the Holy Spirit can give. The life of Christ is a fulfilling life, a life of joy and excitement, a life motivated not by law but by grace, by the new covenant, the new promise. What we have discovered about the promises of our perfect Father is that they are never, never broken.  It’s a done deal.  You both believe this and are acting on it, or you’re living on your own promises, and we know how that works.

This new life we possess, this life of walking around clothed in righteousness because of his grace is reality now, or something is haywire in our belief system. You can’t be standing there with one foot on Mt Sinai (law) and the other on Mt Zion (grace).  Three thousand people died at Mt Sinai, and three thousand people were saved at Mt Zion.  It’s one or the other guys not both.  You are either walking around trying to be good enough or your belief system has bought the good news that Jesus paid it all.  I think we all are familiar with the word all, right?

Are you there yet? Or are you still selective about the reality you accept? What is the big, fat hairy elephant in the space of your life? Is God big enough to handle His truth? Does He have enough love to cover it?  Does He have enough power and purpose to transform you?  These are the questions that lead us to be like Christ.

Father, Wow! May I never live a life of a defeated guilty nobody.

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