Welcome here! This blog is an “extra blog” being posted daily between January 13 and February 3 to come alongside the 21 Days of Prayer. We are reading the book of John with the intention of looking at Jesus very closely. We want to know Him really well so that we will love Him even more!
January 28, 2019
Good morning Jesus,
This is great news to wake up to! Great News to be reminded of! The truth of the Gospel – the message that describes our salvation and new life in You – is that there was not one single thing I could do to save myself. You created the world to be perfect, we rebelled and sin came as a result of our rebellion, You sent Jesus to be my redeemer – the substitute for the penalty of sin which was death. Jesus died and rose again and has done the work of restoration between me and GOD. I have been born-again, made new – this is a now thing, and this is something that will be fully completed when I am with You.
So I do not need to spend time today trying to gain Your approval. I do not need to work to be “good enough.” I don’t need to list reasons why You should accept me. I don’t need to pretend to be amazing and I also don’t need to pretend I don’t sin. Your love for me is unmerited and it has been given as a gift by You. You love me because You choose to love me and it totally pleases You.
You say to me:
3 You are already clean because of the word [the Gospel] I have spoken to you. 4 Remain in me, as I also remain in you.
So now…how do I spend my time? Remaining in You. Hanging around You and learning about You with no condemnation hanging over my head. I can be with You as trusting as a child, just loving to be with my dad. You show me all sorts of way to do life in a freer and better way. You show me how to live without stuff junking up my life. You show me how to get along with others and to love them and my planet. You and I will be together all day, every day and not once will I have to worry that You will love and accept me less.
I am clean as a whistle! I am free as a bird! What a good day!