"He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world that we would be holy and blameless before Him."
Do you struggle with sin? Or, I should say, do you struggle to not sin? That's because God chose you before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless. Sin doesn't feel right. It dirty. It's uncomfortable. It doesn't fit with our new nature in Christ. Oh, for a bit sin may feel good. It may be fun. But, it always has a sting. It always has consequences; some that we live with for a long time. I know sin well from my own struggles. I know from those to whom I minister. Last week I was at the Lockhart Prison in Texas sharing with the female inmates. Their stories? They're living with the sting of their sin - driving while drunk, not paying their creditors, outbursts of anger that ended in physically abusing their children, and more. Sin. It is NOT how God created us. Knowing that God chose you in Him to be holy and blameless, what decisions will you make today to stand against sin?
Heavenly Father, Thank You for doing what I could not do for myself - making me holy and blameless in Christ. Help me choose wisesly today so that my choices honor You. In Jesus' name, Amen.