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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Rest in His Grace

So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.  And because you belong to him, the powerof the life-giving Spirit has freed youfrom the power of sin that leads to death.
—Romans 8:1-2 (NLT)

Has the Grace of Jesus transformed your mind to the place where you believe that you are debt-free? If you have accepted Him into your heart, you have received His forgiveness. You can live without crippling feelings of guilt and self-condemnation. His Grace has freed you.

Do you wear guilt to prove He forgives you? You don’t have to live in shame to show to God or anyone else that you are forgiven.  Jesus knows what He has done for you. He died to set you free from condemnation. You are new in Christ! Don’t live in bondage to feelings of guilt and shame, allowing your old nature to judge you. Jesus has taken your judgment. His Grace paid your debt for your sin once and for all. You owe nothing because of His love. There is no greater love than this—that He would give His life for you. No other love sets you free from the law that was unable to save you.

“The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature,” Paul writes. “So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins. He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit” (Romans 8:3-4, NLT).

Jesus did what the law could never accomplish! By His sacrifice, He declared that sin no longer has control. He fully satisfied the requirement of the law because you were unable to meet it. Jesus took your sinful nature to the Cross. His Grace accomplished its work on Calvary. Sin and death were utterly defeated. 

You have been made righteous by His incredible Grace. Where you once were weak, Jesus gives you strength by the power of His Spirit. Allow the Holy Spirit to renew your mind so that you know what it means to be debt-free. When He forgives, you owe nothing! There is joy in that Truth! There is no guilt or shameful condemnation you need to wear to prove it. When Jesus sets you free, you are free. You are free of shame. Don't wear that lie any longer. My friend, rest in His Grace.

© 2019 Lynn Lacher

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