Each day is a gift and a great adventure in which we can travel or journey along with our Father in the plans that He has for our lives. Given the start to prepare for the day ahead, my Father shares His loving heart with me in reminding me that it is important to always pack light. What that means is that He says not to set aside the light pack of the grace of God for the heavy or burdensome pack of seeking righteousness through the keeping of the law. He says there is no need for adding the unnecessary weight of having to be self reliant. He has me all cared for – I’m in good shape or standing with what Christ has already done on the cross for me. Wow! That is really a load off of me. How about you? What are you packing with you?
I like the message of this song here and His thoughts for me today have me stepping out feeling so free and enjoying the journey. HOOORRRAAAHHH!!!
“My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. I do not treat the grace of God as meaningless. For if keeping the law could make us right with God, then thee was no need for Christ to die.”
“For this is how God loved the world. He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.”
“This includes you who were once far away from God. You were His enemies, separated from Him by your evil thoughts and actions. Yet now He has reconciled you to Himself through the death of Christ in His physical body. As a result, He has brought you into His own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before Him without a single fault. But you must continue to believe this truth and stand firmly in it. Don’t drift away from the assurance you received when you heard the Good News. The Good News has been preached all over the world, and I, Paul, have been appointed as God’s servant to proclaim it.”
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
Gal 2:20-21; Jn 3:16; Col 1:21-23; Jer 29:11
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