30 Days of Identity: I am Justified before God
Read this 60 Second devotion. Each day, based on our verse of the day, we will add one new label to our Christian identity. At the end of 30 Days, we will have a life affirming, identity forming declaration. This is life changing stuff! --- Day 28
The Word - "Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." Romans 5:1 ESV
A Thought - Raise your hand if you've ever received an email from a Nigerian Prince. So many of us have that referencing those emails has become a common way to refer to something as a scam. Believe it or not, the Gospel sounds a lot like a letter from a Nigerian Prince. "Hello, my name is Jesus. My Kingdom is divided and I am going to set things right. I am very wealthy and want to share my righteousness with you. I offer you eternal life, direct access to my father, the King, and I will wash away all of your past mistakes. I just need a little something from you first."
Stick with me. I'm giving you a no heresy guarantee, here.
Being justified means that we have been made righteous in the eyes of God. So, when God, our Heavenly Father, looks down on us, He see's us as being perfect. He remembers our sin no more, allows us direct access to himself, adopts us as His own children, makes us co-heirs with His Son, and gives us His Royal Seal, the Holy Spirit. And what must we pay for all of these Heavenly riches? The Nigerian Prince Faith wants money up front to cover transfer expenses. Jesus only asks that you place your faith in him.
My Prayer of Declaration - Lord, because of You, I am a New Creation, I am Forgiven, I am Reconciled to God, I am Free, I am Loved, I am complete, I am a citizen of Heaven, I am God's Child, I am Strong, I am not afraid, I am God's Masterpiece, His Ambassador, His Witness and He Welcomes me. I am a Servant of God (just like Jesus), I am more than a Conqueror, I am Holy, I am becoming more like Jesus every day, I have been delivered from darkness, I am chosen, I am a priest, I am a Temple of the Holy Spirit, I'm on a Mission from God, I am full of hope and I have been given a spirit not of fear but of power, love and self-control! I am Jesus' friend and He has justified me.- All blessing, honor, glory, power and praise are Yours, Amen.
Touch the Hem of Jesus' Robe and transform your life, 60 seconds at a time. - Scott