2023 | Oct. 13

Ephesians 1:7, “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.”

You are purified and sanctified by the blood of Jesus. God did not redeem us to leave us alone and let us miss all of His blessings. He loves us too much for that!

There is a new, wonderful life He placed inside of us – and He wants to sanctify us and make us more like His Son so that we may experience it to the fullest. Many of us want to simply audit the Christian life – like a college course that a person sits in on but is not required to do work and is never graded.

We don’t want to do all the hard work that it requires. But if Jesus is truly Lord of our lives, there will be work to show that we are serving Him. There will be evidence that we are taking the course He is teaching, and it’s making an impact on our life.

I can say this from my own personal journey, I’ve had the most of Jesus in my life through Brokenness.  Brokenness is one of the lessons we must go through in order to gain greater spiritual maturity and in order for Christ to be made known in our lives.

I’m just saying, God is God, and He has the right to strip us of everything in us that is not like Him so that He can transform us into His image. He wants to give us blessings, but He wants to change us in the process. Somebody shout, “Change me Lord!” Keep hope alive! God is about to bring strength out of the weakness.