You Don’t Have to Wait for This

If you follow this blog regularly, you will remember that my Bible study group has been discussing our union with Christ. Because we are united with Him, there are certain things we do not have to wait for. For example:

*We have already been reconciled with God and can live in the knowledge that we are His beloved children

*Our sins — past, present and future– are already forgiven

*We are no longer slaves to sin — although we may still sin, it cannot dominate our lives

*We have been indwelt by the Holy Spirit, who intercedes for us in prayer and empowers us to serve God

*We are assured of an eternal life with God

Sometimes, it’s hard to believe these blessings are already ours. We do not naturally think this way. We need to develop a different mindset, truly accepting that we are new creations. We have a new family; we live in a new kingdom; we have a new destiny. As Luther said, “this is most certainly true.”

” So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” Colossians 2:6-7

For more about our blessings see:

Mountaintop Blessings

Blessings in Disguise

Problems or Blessings #2

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