Life Changing News!

When was the last time you learned something about yourself that radically changed your life? Maybe you learned that a long-lost uncle left you his entire estate in his will. Or, perhaps you learned, like I did recently, that I share DNA similarities with elite athletes! Wait! What?!? You heard me; my DNA is like the DNA of elite athletes.

Make no mistake, however, I am not an elite athlete. Yet. I did turn over a new leaf and I started intensely working out after I learned about the DNA goldmine that I apparently possess. My thinking? Why would l want to leave that potential untapped in my life?

If you are trusting in Christ and have received the gift of the Holy Spirit, then maybe there is some outstanding news that you haven’t considered before. That news is that you no longer must live life like an orphan. You share in an inheritance Peter tells us that can never spoil or fade! Additionally, we have the deposit of the Spirit of God residing in us! When was the last time you thought about that fact and nurtured your knowledge of that fact in your life?

But wait, there is more! The Bible tells us that when we trust in Christ Jesus, we are declared forgiven and righteous in the courtroom of God’s justice: Immediately! That can and should have an amazing impact on the way you live your life. Instead of living in fear and with constant guilt being afraid of the condemnation of God, we can hold on to the words of the apostle Paul who expounded this truth in Romans 4 and then went on in Romans 5 to declare: “There is, therefore, now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus!” That is great news with much greater life changing potential than elite athlete DNA!

Pastor Sam