By Toni Smothers
Scripture Reading for the day: Titus 2
Scripture Quote: “Can we boast then that we have done anything to be accepted by God? No, because our acquittal is not based on our good deeds. It is based on our faith.” Romans 3:27 (NLT)
How can anything but uncontrollable gratitude flow from our lives once we truly understand our position in Christ? We just naturally glow with the joy of it and we take on more and more of Christ’s attributes as we seek Him out daily. We basically can do nothing other than good things for others because Jesus fills us with a spirit of compassion and confidence in His goodness and mercy. We just want to emulate his love.
Some people can see the good all around them, while others pick up on everything bad that exists. What do you think is the main difference in these two types of people? Jesus Christ makes all the difference - Knowing Him and following Him changes peoples lives! When we fill our minds with thoughts of our perfect Savior, there is no room for evil to take root. We do good works out of sheer appreciation for all the blessings He has given to us. Jesus initiates all the good we do anyway, and as we invite Him to use us, we become filters for His good purpose and glory.
Meditation for today: Our attitudes and conduct speak volumes about what we believe and who rules in our heart.
Memory Verse: “God saved you by His special favor when you believed. Anhd you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God.” Ephesians 2:8 (NLT)