Ephesians 2:13 “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.”
I did not come to Jesus, He came to me.
Nothing I did brought Jesus to me, He came and I did nothing to deserve it
It was through Jesus blood that has allowed me to be close to Jesus
Only “in Christ Jesus” are we with Him.
Nothing I did made Jesus love me and want to die for me. Jesus died for my sins because He first loved me. There is nothing I can do to make him love me more.
It is not because of laws, not by birth, nationality, the family I was born into or the money I have or give. It is only through a decision that Jesus made to give His life for me that we are able to be close to Him. It is by His blood.
I have been given a great gift: forgiveness of sins through the blood of Jesus. He paid my price.
I can’t live in arrogance. Nothing I did brought Jesus to me. I can’t live in denial. I must accept Him. I can’t live alone. I must live in Christ Jesus. I can’t live in disobedience. I was brought in, brought near to be part of His family.
I have to be “in Christ Jesus” which means I have to accept His gift. I have to live with Him in my life and as my guide.
Jesus is always there for us. It is similar to someone coming over to your house and knocking on your front door. He is there whether you let him in or not. I must let others know that Jesus is waiting for them to answer. He is there. He has given you a gift. You have to accept the gift He has given us and let him in.
Father, it is truly amazing that you loved me before I even knew you. You loved me enough that you allowed your son to die on a cross for me. Help me to live a life humbly in the remembrance that nothing I can do will ever make you love me more. I praise you, I thank you and I seek to show your love so others can know you.