Friday, December 28, 2012

Word of the Day... December 28, 2012



Glory in the Cross of Jesus Christ
As for me, may I never boast about anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of that cross, my interest in this world has been crucified, and the world’s interest in me has also died. Galatians 6:14

When I was a young I considered myself righteous because I didn’t go to dances, I didn’t drink, I went to church on Sunday and Wednesday, I sang in the choir and I was always in the front row at services.  My righteousness was in keeping the rules that had been set by the church.

I didn’t know what it was to glory in the cross, the finished work of Jesus Christ.  I was always trying to do better on my own.  Failing, but promising God, “I’m going to do better.”  Always struggling in my flesh to please the Lord and missing the mark time after time.

Then I discovered the grace of God and learned that righteousness was through Jesus Christ. What a relief it was to realize that I no longer had to struggle to please the Lord Jesus on my own. For the first time in my Christian walk I found out what true freedom was!!!  

Other people may boast in their fleshly accomplishments, but God forbid that I should glory in anything except the finished work of my redemption on the cross of Jesus Christ.

As we go into the weekend, I hope that all of you keep Jesus as the center of your life.  Have a Simply Wonderful weekend and may God bless you!

2 comments:

Happy New Year. I found you through Aloha Blog Hop. Stop by and say hi when you get a minute. :)

I stopped by and love your blog!!! I followed you back. Thanks for stopping by and have a Simply Heavenly New Year!!! :):)

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