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“To this end also we pray for you always, that our God will count you worthy of your calling, and fulfill every desire for goodness and the work of faith with power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus will be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Thessalonians 1:11-12).

You have been called.  Have you taken up the call and begun the journey of living the new life?  It is not about some special day when you were magically transformed, but about living into the life to which you have been invited.  Life is a journey, with eternal life at its end.  Only God can live all moments simultaneously.  You and I live life one moment at a time.  Come then and live the Christ-life of the redeemed.

Lord, You said that we must abide in You and You in us.  You have called for each of us to live this new life under the management of the Holy Spirit.  Take away all the obstacles I may have  that I would truly live into the new life You give me through grace.  Guide me according to all that You offer to abide in You as You abide in me.  Lead me to become what You have always intended that I be.

Holy Spirit, Lord of life, You have breathed upon all who believe and given them the breath of eternal life.  Breath afresh on me this day so that I would humbly walk in admonition of Your grace and mercy.  Help me see that only in Christ is there hope and a true and eternal future of love.  Guide me this day and every day to humbly walk in Your grace seeking to do that which is pleasing to the Father.  Amen.