|During this season of Lent I’m amazed once again of God’s great love for us and for the entire world. His love is so deep that Jesus willingly gave his life for us. He completely covers us with his grace and offers us a new life and a new identity in his resurrected power.
And yet, the devil comes to steal, kill, and destroy, and tells us lies about who God is and who we are. He causes us to doubt the great love of God for us and so the need to be rooted in his Word—in his truth—is imperative.
Just as Jesus, when he was tempted in the wilderness, said, “man shall not live by bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God,” we too need to live on every word that comes from the mouth of God.
As we walk this journey of repentance and remembering all Jesus did for us on the cross, it doesn’t mean that we walk in defeat or with our heads held down in shame. Focus on who God’s word says you are because of the blood of Jesus which covers you.
My friend, you are a child of the one true king and no weapon formed against you will prosper. You belong to Jesus; he doesn’t just accept you, you belong to him. You are his prized possession and you have the power of the Holy Spirit living inside of you. Be filled with his words, his presence, and his power daily, because you will bear good fruit, fruit that will last, if you remain in him.
Search the Bible today for more truth about who you are in Jesus. Let’s rise up in his truth and go and make a difference in the world by being Jesus to all we meet, through his power, today and every day. Because God so loved the world he gave his only son.
As Proverbs 4 says, “His words are life to us.” Let’s be rooted in them.