He gave his life to free us from every kind of sin, to cleanse us, and to make us his very own people, totally committed to doing good deeds. —Titus 2:14

We were dead in sin, separated from God and children of wrath (Ephesians 2:1-3). Jesus was our “Peace Child” . Through Him we have peace with God (Romans 5:1) and in Him we can have the “peace of God which passes all understanding” (Philippians 4:6-7). When we begin to grasp what this means we are overwhelmed with gratitude.

God brought us into peace with Himself, no longer His enemies (Romans 5:10). We are created in Christ Jesus for good works (Ephesians 2:10). God has purpose and plan for us and it is up to us to be faithful to it. Are you and I committed to serve the One who freed us from sin, made us His very own people and has designed specific purposes for us? May we be!

Dear Father, may I truly have a heart filled with gratitude and committed to the purpose and plan You have for my life. May I truly live these purposes by the Holy Spirit’s power and in the authority of Jesus.

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