Heavenly Father, how easy it is for us to try to justify ourselves in Your sight through works of the law rather than accepting our salvation as a free gift of Your amazing grace. Keep me low at the cross and broken before You.. for I know that there are no works of the Law that can justify me in Your sight but simply expose a lack of understanding of Your perfect plan of redemption - where Christ became our sacrifice for sin so that by faith in Him alone, we might be forgiven of sin and live with You forever - Thank You in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Thank You Father for sending Jesus into the world at the right time. Thank You that Jesus became a man and fulfilled all the righteous requirements of the Law on my behalf - so that I might be forgiven of my sins and adopted into Your family - for time and through eternity. AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I never cease to wonder and be amazed at the grace that You have extended to me and all who have been redeemed by faith in Jesus Christ. It is a thing most wonderful - almost to wonderful to believe, that God's own Son should come from heavenly glory and die to save a sinner like me - and yet it is in Your Word, which is faithful and true and I thank You with all of my being, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Abba, my loving Father, I realise I am standing on the holiest of ground. Thank You for doing such great things for me. I desire to develop the depth of fellowship with You that is demonstrated through the life of Jesus, and pray that through the power of Your indwelling Holy Spirit, my human spirit and soul will submit in humble obedience to His guidance - so that my inner spirit may commune with You, in godly intimacy... through Your Holy Spirit, this I ask in Jesus' name. AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for what Christ did for me on Calvary's cross. Thank You that by faith in Him I have been born into Your family and am no longer a slave to sin but a born-again son of God. Thank You for the many precious promises that I have received through identification with Christ my Saviour - thank You that I am not longer a slave.. but a son and heir.. through Christ. And thank you for the many privileges and promises that are mine in Christ. I pray that I may live as a dutiful son - doing only those things that are honouring to You, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that You have made salvation so simple. Thank You that we are not only justified by faith through the power of the Spirit.. but we are to live by faith through the power of the Spirit... to walk by faith through the power of the Spirit - to grow in grace by faith through the power of the Spirit - and to become spiritually mature in the faith and sanctified - by grace through faith.. in the power of the Spirit. Thank You that neither my justification nor my sanctification depends on what I do or do not do .. but on what Christ did on the cross and what Christ is doing in my life today - so that it is not I that live but Christ that lives in me. AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that having been saved by grace through faith in Christ I can progress to spiritual maturity as I live by grace through faith in Him. Help me to see that it is not my own works that are pleasing in the sight of God.. but Christ living in me and working through me - so that it is not I that live but Christ that lives in me. May I live my life to Your praise and glory by grace through faith and not of works of the flesh.. in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that by grace through faith.. sin no longer has power over me.. and I am no longer under the condemnation of the Law. Thank You that Christ was made sin for me and became a curse for me - and that there is now no condemnation to those that are in Christ Jesus. Keep me from becoming ensnared under the curse of legalism.. and may I live my new life in Christ to Your praise and glory in His name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for this peep into Isaiah's amazing prophecy that spoke of Sarah, that barren and desolate woman, who was unable to conceive after the flesh. Thank You that Paul opened up this amazing scripture to us, and showed that she corresponds to the New Covenant.. the heavenly Jerusalem and the rejoicing mother of all Your spiritual children - who have been saved by grace, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank You for the forgiveness of my sins and life everlasting. Thank You that I am part of that great congregation, who have an inheritance in the New Jerusalem. May I live a life that is worthy of my calling - to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the beautiful, real-life story of Abraham, and the allegory, that Paul used to demonstrate the freedom we have in Christ by faith.. and the bondage we retain, when we seek to live our Christian life according to the works of the flesh - or by following the Law. Thank You that in Christ I am a child of the promise.. having been supernaturally born again by the Spirit. May I jealously guard my freedom in Christ and not be enticed into the legalistic practices that place us back under bondage to the Law - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, what a blessing it is to know that we are not under bondage to sin, Satan and the Law but by grace through faith in Christ we have been set free. Thank You that I am a citizen of heaven.. and connected with the Jerusalem above - thank You in Jesus name, AMEN