Day 10: November 23, 2021
Read: I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. – Galatians 2:20
Respond: Christ Jesus, I praise You for Your crucifixion, death, and resurrection. Because of Your sacrifice for me, I am free. I am no longer dead in my sins. I am alive with You. I celebrate the fact I have been crucified with Christ, and that I no longer live, but You live in me. I thank You that through my new birth I died out of my old life, and that You resurrected me to a living relationship with You. This means I am dead to sin and alive to You!
Read: No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 8:38-39
Respond: I praise You that nothing can separate us. Nothing. No amount of time, space, sin or suffering can tear me apart from the love of God in Christ Jesus, my Lord. I praise You that I am more than a conqueror because of Christ’s great love for me displayed on the Cross. Your grace paved the way for me to enjoy the abundant life You have planned for me. I praise You that Christ is not a weak person outside me, but a tremendous power inside me … that through Him I am competent to cope with life, to do Your will, to love with Your love, to be more than a conqueror.
Read: We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. – Romans 6:9-11
Respond: I praise You that Christ conquered death. Death has no dominion over Him. What a glorious thought. What peace and comfort I receive from this truth. Jesus died once for all, not many times. Once was all it took. The power that worked in Him to raise Him from the dead and make Him alive again, is the same power at work within me through the Holy Spirit. I praise You for this power. I praise You for the fact that Jesus’ work on the Cross was sufficient. There is no chance that death will ever defeat Him again. I thank You that I am dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. This is abundant living. This is freedom and joy. What a marvelous hope we have in Jesus.
Further Scripture Reading Today: Romans 8:31-39
Prayer Focus: Father, help us to embrace our call to be disciple-makers.
Devotions inspired by Ruth Myers, 31 Days of Praise; Meyers, Ruth. 31 Days of Praise. Sister, OR: Multnomah Publishers, Inc. 1997
© Warren Baptist Church, 2020. Dr. David H. McKinley, Pastor-teacher. warrenbaptist.org. Jacqueline C. Heider, Writer. Used with permission.