Yes, Lord! My life is in YOUR hands.
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“…God Himself is right alongside to keep you steady on track until things are all wrapped up by Jesus. God, who got you started in this spirited adventure, shares with us the life of His Son and our Master Jesus. He will never give up on you. Never forget that.” (v 8-9 MSG)
“God, who has called you into fellowship with His Son…” (v 9 NIV)
“Everything that we have–right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start–comes from God by way of Jesus Christ” (v 30 MSG).
“It is because of Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God–that is, our righteousness, holiness, and redemption” (v 30 NIV).
Look how Your hand is in EVERYthing, Father! It was You who called me into a companionship with Jesus. You saw me as You formed me, grew me up, and You introduced me to Him, drawing me toward knowing Him.
It’s because of Your redemptive plan that I am in Christ Jesus through my faith in Him. By Your sacrificial act through Your Son, You’ve redeemed me from my slavery to sin. You have declared me righteous in Your sight, justified by Your grace. You have made me holy, set apart for Your service, through the blood of Jesus.
You got me “started on this spiritual adventure” and I’m so grateful in knowing that You, Yourself are right alongside me to keep me “steady on track” until the Day I see You face to face. Thank You for never giving up on me. Let me never, ever lose that assurance. Guard my mind from doubt. Purify my heart. Make Your ways my ways.
You are holy, Lord. You are righteous. Thank You that, through the death of Jesus on the cross –a sacrificial gift out of Your love for me–I can be just like Him one day. Amen.