When we verbally declare that “Jesus is Lord,” and we believe in our heart that Our Father God raised Him from the dead, we are saved from the devastation of sin and the eternal flames of hell (Romans 1:16; 10:9-11; Matthew 13:50; Revelation 20:15).
Thankfully, God gives us salvation by grace, through our faith in Him. We do not need to earn redemption by our works, otherwise we could boast of our accomplishments and goodness (Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 12:3; 1 Timothy 6:6).
When we are hindered by mountains of difficulties, we can use the wisdom of the Serenity Prayer, and trust God to help us to deal with them, enable us to climb over them, or to supernaturally remove them for us (Mark 11:23; 1 John 5:5; Matthew 21:21).
As authentic Believers, we live in this world by the faith of the Son of God who loves us and gave Himself for us (Galatians 2:20). No matter what we suffer in life, we can rest assured that God loves us and has a higher purpose for us in all things (Philippians 1:29; Romans 8:28; Jeremiah 29:11).
We hold fast to our faith in God’s faithfulness, and we look forward to eternal life, to which we are guaranteed by our confession of faith in Christ’s eternal work for us (1 Timothy 6:12; John 20:29). We walk in His Spirit in the center of His will.
The more we hear and read the Word of God, the stronger our faith in Christ becomes (Romans 10:17). We know for a fact that God plans for everyone who is in Christ to live with Him now and for all eternity (1 Thessalonians 4:14; 1 Corinthians 15:1-2).
Father God, thank You for giving us the ability to add Godly character to our life through our faith in You (2 Peters 1:5-7). Your presence in us separates us from the control of sin and gives us hope in Your promises of eternal life with You (Galatians 3:22). Thank You also for giving us the righteousness of Christ through our faith and belief in Him (Romans 3:21-22).
We could never earn Your love, but through our faith in Jesus, You justify our spirit, You are sanctifying our soul, and You will glorify our body once we see Jesus (Romans 5:1). Thank You for giving us the privilege of living as Your children (John 1:12). Enable us to express our faith in You through our love for You and for everything You created (Galatians 5:6). We look forward to each new day to serve You in Your Kingdom now and for eternity.
Thought for the Day:
Everyone who believes in, trusts in, and totally relies on the Son of God has eternal life through His sacrifice on Calvary’s cross; yet, everyone who reject the Son will reap God’s wrath and never enjoy eternal life in Him. – John 3:36