Wednesday, August 10, 2011

In Christ

So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.  
Romans 5:11

I am enjoying teaching our summer road trip through the Book of Romans at Christian Life.  One of the things I love most is discovering the new person I am through faith in Christ.  Recently I journaled some of the wonderful benefits I receive in my relationship with God.  I encourage you to do the same this week.  Allow me to share a portion of my list with you...

In Christ I am... 
joyful (Nehemiah 8:10; Philippians 4:4), strong (Exodus 15:2; Ephesians 6:10) , new (2 Corinthians 5:17), chosen (John 15:16), forgiven (Romans 5:1, 8:1), blessed (Galatians 4:6-7; Romans 8:17),  whole and healed (Isaiah 53:5), living abundantly (John 10:10), safe (Psalm 28:7), never alone (Hebrews 13:5), loved (Jeremiah 31:3; John 3:16), complete (Colossians 2:10).

Don’t wait enjoy what is already yours in Christ right now!