and become one with him. I no longer count on my own righteousness through obeying the law; rather, I become righteous through faith in Christ. For God’s way of making us right with himself depends on faith. I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead. I want to suffer with him, sharing in his death,
Philippians 3:9-10 NLT
If we count on our own righteousness to be saved we will never get there. Paul did the worst acts towards believers in Christ, condemning them, slaughtering them, you name it. He hated Christians, then God turned his life completely around. He believed in Christ and through his faith he was changed, if God can transform an unbelieving murderer like Paul how much more you and I? You haven’t done too much, you haven’t gone too far, you aren’t too lost or too odd, infact God welcomes the odd. He welcomes people who are different because they are impactful, after all he made you different for that very reason.
So obey, step into the light. The mere fact that you’re reading this means God wants to speak with you and he wants you in his kingdom. We don’t count on our own righteousness but we become righteous simply through faith which is believing firmly in Christ as our saviour. When we believe in him our faith grows and he counts that as righteousness because we have faith.
Take time out to believe in Christ this morning, believe that he died on the cross for you and that he is drawing you by his Spirit to say yes to his salvation power, he wants you.
He doesn’t want you to become a religious Christian that believes if they don’t follow a particular law they will die, he wants a genuine relationship with you based and founded on faith. He wants you to believe on him and believe he is there, real and that he died for your sins. He wants you to listen to his tender but firm and loving voice that only seeks to love you. He wants you to believe and to obey. There is a life of liberty in Christ free from the bondage of sin and shame because Christ is love and in love we become whole again. The delivering power cannot compare to what the world has to offer so say yes.
If you do say this simple prayer
Heavenmy Father, I confess my sins before you I am a sinner, and sometimes I feel as though I am too far gone but in you I know I am not. I know there is no soul you can’t transform so I ask for forgiveness and boldness to walk by faith and not flesh in Jesus’s name amen.