Daily Devotional - February 26, 2021
🧡 Worship: If you'd like to play a song before you begin or while you read, may we recommend "God Turn It Around " by Church of the City. Why not try asking alexa, siri, or google to play it for you?!
❤ Daily Verse: But— When God our Savior revealed his kindness and love, he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit.
☆ Titus 3:4-5 NLT
💛 Let's Talk About It: Aren't you glad that our salvation isn't based on works, but rather is based on our faith in what Christ did on the Cross?
I don't know about you, but I know I could never earn my way to heaven and I am so grateful I do not have to attempt to try like countless generations had to before Christ the Messiah did away with the old Mosaic Covenant and ushered in a New Covenant - one in which He is the arbitrator.
See, the Covenant we hold with God isn't really even held by us. It's held by Christ, and our submission to Him opens the door to His invitation to join Him.
See friends, we have no power or authority in our own right, but Christ, the Author and Finisher of our faith, holds ALL authority and when we accept Him as Master of our life, He shares that authority with us.
After all, Peter healed people with his shadow. Paul did a complete 180° turn around and went from being a persecutor of Christians to one of the most prolific champions of our faith the world has ever seen, co-authoring more of the New Testament than any other man.
As the worship song states, "God turned it around." We are each living examples of God turning things around because of His amazingly awesome love.
I challenge you to testify to that life-changing love today!💓
💙 Prayer: Dear God who can do what you do? Who can see what you see and hear what you hear? Who can heal like you? Who can redeem mankind like you? Who is like you, God? There is NONE other than the triune God - God the Father, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and Your precious Holy Spirit that leads each of your children back into redemption. Your plan of salvation God, is the most beautiful love story ever written. I thank you for choosing me, for convicting me, for redeeming me, cleansing me, and for baptizing me in Your precious Holy Spirit. Lord, I am nothing without you. You ARE the Author and Finisher of my faith and I cling to you with all of my heart, mind, body, spirit, and soul. May Your will be done, God. I love you Jesus, and in your name I pray, amen.