“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in Him ..” Colossians 2:6
I love this verse in Colossians because it reminds me that I have to depend on God’s grace and power to make the changes I need to make in my life. Paul reminds us that in the same way we received Christ, we have to continue to live our lives every day.
So, how did I receive Christ? I received Christ’s forgiveness and salvation as a free gift of God’s grace. I couldn’t earn my salvation by trying as hard as I could to be good enough to get into heaven one day. No! I could never do enough good works to earn my way into perfect heaven because I am a sinner. That’s why Christ died on the cross and rose again, so that all I have to do is by faith receive His free gift of salvation and heaven.
What I so often forget is just as I received salvation by faith in what Christ has done, I must everyday place my faith in Christ’s power to change me and strengthen me to walk with Him.
Willpower doesn’t work! What I need is God’s power to make the changes I need to make. Just as you trusted Christ to save you, trust Christ today to change you!
//Prayer: Dear Lord Jesus, thank You for Your free gift of salvation that I could never earn or deserve. I also thank You for Your power and wisdom in my life today. I trust Your power and strength to help me today. I admit I can’t fix the problems in my life in my own strength. I admit that I can’t make the changes I need to make without Your power. So, I ask for Your power today, and I place my faith in Your wisdom and strength in my life and ask You to change me from the inside out. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
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