Alive in Christ - Hope Pierces Through the Darkness
I love this time of year, not only is there new life around us at every turn, it's an opportunity for us to stop and reflect this week on the new life that Jesus bought for us with His payment on the cross.
Our HOPE pierced through the darkness when Jesus died and conquered death once and for all in the resurrection. This hope shattered the grave, and now we have been given new life in Christ — The Resurrected Life!
What Jesus did on the cross and His resurrection transforms you from the inside out. The changes that you are seeing on the inside and on the outside, are because of Jesus. The Bible tells us in 2 Corinthians 5:17 that the old nature that you once lived is dead and that you are ALIVE in Christ when you surrender to His will for your life. If you have done this, you have entered into the Resurrected Life.
Transformation comes because Jesus Christ lives in you.
Some days may be difficult, but Jesus has already won the battle, the power that raised Jesus from the dead is the very power that is living in you to give you the strength to keep going.
As you are diligently seeking the Lord in living a lifestyle that honors Him with every choice that you make, He is the one that is giving you the power to stick to your disciplines and to keep going. His mercies begin immediately. You don't have to wait until tomorrow or next week to start again. Begin NOW.
Walk confidently in the newness that the Resurrected Life brings you. Know that it is in Him that you have the grace and strength to keep moving forward.
His death and resurrection is what frees you! Now walk in this truth.
"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." Galatians 2:20 (NIV)
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