His kindness and love // 22-04-22

“When God our Saviour revealed his kindness and love, he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit.” Titus‬ ‭3:4-5‬ ‭NLT

I’ve been thinking a lot about what this new life is meant to look like, feel like, and be like as I’ve considered the cross and the resurrection this Easter? As I look at my own life and talk to other Christians who are struggling right now, it causes me to wonder, are we settling for less than God wants us to experience? I often live with more of an awareness of my sin, fixated on my weaknesses and limitations, than I ever do on the great love and kindness, and potential of God. What I’ve come to understand is that having a focus on myself keeps me stuck, but when I focus on Jesus I connect to a power that changes me, redirects me, and that causes me to believe for the greater things. Lord, as You fill me with Your Holy Spirt, would You especially fill my mind today, may my thoughts be more on You than on me, on the things of life, rather than the things of death. Help me to let go of the old dead life and embrace the new resurrected life You so desire me to live; to stop trying to pay for what You’ve already paid for, to stop thinking about that which You have already dealt with. Thank You that in Your great mercy You have washed away my sin, and I am standing right in Your sight. May I see me as You see me, that I may truly live and breathe and move in the light of that new life. Amen 🙌🏼❤️