Wednesday, January 7, 2009

SOAP No. 16: Hooray!

Scripture: Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. – Romans 8:1-2

Observation: Jesus, as He lived the perfect life, has set us free from sin and from death. The book of the law was powerless to do so, but the Son of God came to Earth and was the spotless sacrifice.

Application: I love, love, love the phrase, “There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Everybody, together: Sigh blissfully. Isn’t it wonderful to know that we are not condemned, that we have a Savior who loves us soooo much that He would do anything – even die on a cross – for us?

I think of all the times I’ve failed Christ in either my actions or inactions and how He continually accepts me, faults and all. And, after forgiveness, those sins are wiped away. W.O.W.

These are just encouraging verses for me, and I wanted to share them with you. We are FREE from sin and death! We are FREE!!! The burden has been lifted off, and Jesus loves us all, you and me! It makes me want to sing! =D

2008 is gone, and welcome, 2009! Remember that God loves YOU and has a plan for YOU this year. Whether last year was good or bad or memorable or forgetful, today is a new day, you have a chance to be a mirror of God, and we are GOD’S CHILDREN. How much better can it get?

Prayer: Lord Jesus, please help us remember our place in this world and that we are co-heirs with You and should live as such. Help us to be encouraged this year, to cheer on our fellow brothers and sisters who are discouraged and help them remember how blessed we truly are to be loved by You.

8 comments:

ihavetobelieve said...

Hallelujah!! No Condemnation! What a way to start the new year - in celebration of what Jesus has done for me. Thanks for the bump!

I'm a Believer!
Laura

Brooke said...

its shameful that we have so much peace, and yet sometimes its hard to be at peace.
thanks for the reminder.

Sara@Interpret Sass said...

I always keep my promises.
http://interpretsasscox.blogspot.com
See no interuptions. :)
I wouldn't go far, not from my dear friends.
Now, about your post today. I get SO down on myself at failing to be perfect, then I think well, I AM being made perfect by walking in Christ...and HE thinks I'm perfect the way I am cause he MADE me. Huh? Circles are so easy to draw, but man when you're running around them!!! sheesh.

Beth said...

love this reminder of who we are in Christ!

Sarah M. said...

Thank you friend! That just built on a very powerful work God is doing in my heart and life right now!
Thanks too for the Starbucks gift card!

Sarah M. said...

Love the new look too!

MInTheGap said...
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MInTheGap said...

Great new template, and a very great reminder. It is amazing that there's nothing anyone can say or do to take away our standing in Christ!