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“For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died; and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf” (2 Corinthians 5:14-15).

Do you see the reality? God is not capricious, but merciful. He died once for all, that all who believe would be offered a new way to live. More than a choice one makes, it is the reality of God at work in and through those who walk with Him. Living this new life means no longer living for ourselves, but abiding in Him that He may make of us what has always been intended.

Lord, grant that I would see through all of the fleeting temptations of this age and live into the life You give through grace. You have united me with You on the cross that I may become what the Father intends. Open my eyes to see that I may believe and live into the eternal life which You promise by grace. Guide me in Your goodness to believe and trust in You above all things.

Lord Jesus, You have come to pave the way for those who believe. Guide me, O Lord, in this new life You have given me that I may walk according to the Father’s will. Lead me in Your example to see the steps You are giving me to take that I may learn faithfulness. Through all things, help me each day to understand more and more that I am united with You and through You by grace. Amen.