《Today’s spiritual meditation》: “But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. ” (Eph 2:4-5)
Meditation one: How do we know that we have a new life in Christ? In the past, we were lost in transgressions with no feeling, like dead. But since the life of Christ entered into us, our new life has become sensitive and resistant toward sins, and no longer under the power of sins as it was before. In the past, we failed to realize that we were falling in sinful pleasure and satisfaction. Now sin has become abomination and disgust. All Christians have encountered such because God has raised us from death with Christ and our spirit has been awakened. Only those whose spirits are awakened can God’s revival work be revealed on us.
Meditation two: What has God’s great love done for us? He sent his only beloved Son, Jesus Christ, who died for our sins, was buried, and resurrected three days later, so made us alive with Him. All those who believe in Him not only no longer perish in sin but also are free from the eternal punishment of demolishing, and live in His grace and have eternal life. We can pass out of death into life is because of God’s amazing grace.
Prayer: Thank and praise the Lord, because of your abundant mercy and great love, I have been given the grace and saved to become a child of God. Because of You, my life becomes meaningful; because of You, my daily life has a direction. Please teach me how to make good use of the time you have given to me. I am willing to press on and grow more spiritually; to be stronger in faith; to be more faithful in ministries, and to be closer in relationship with You. I pray in the precious holy name of the Lord Jesus. Amen!