Daily Devotions

Daily Devotions

For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.” vs. 10

Ephesians 2:4-10

Even though we are sinners, by grace, God has already raised us up and given us new life in Christ. And when we trust that this is true, we can put away our old selves and devote ourselves to a lifetime of good works. It doesn’t make any difference how we have lived or what we have done, we have already been programmed by God to walk in the way of righteousness. Good works are a part of our DNA–they really are our natural inclination. The problem is that we have regular issues with our operating systems and sometimes viruses can infect our hard drives with devastating results. When that happens the problem is not that we have turned bad, it’s just that our connection with the Holy Spirit has been broken. We are still the good persons God has created us to be but the brokenness has to be addressed. Fortunately, the Holy Spirit is the geek of all geeks, and there is no connection that cannot be reestablished. As we confess our sins, our prayers are heard, viruses are destroyed, and forgiveness is ours. Each day, by grace, we get rebooted and we can begin again to live for truth and work for justice in this broken world. And the joy and peace of God will sustain us until the end of our earthly lives!

Thought for the Day: How is my operating system working?


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