by Alec Niemi
“And now, dear children, continue in Him, so that when He appears we may be confident and unashamed before Him at His coming. “1 John 2:28
Wow! What a challenge. Well when I first read it I thought that it was. It is such a struggle at times to not do something that would have me be ashamed on that day of reckoning.
Then as I reread the verse I found the key! …continue “in Him”…
And it’s found again in Philippians 4:13. “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”
It is “through Him” because “Even as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. “In love.” Ephesians 1:4
We were chosen “in Him” before we were even born.
It sure makes sense to continue “in Him” then doesn’t it.
He died for my life and lives that He might be in my life!
“But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.” Acts 20:24
My prayer for us this week
“Heavenly Father we rejoice in the knowledge that it is walking in the power of Your indwelling Spirit that we can be confident and unashamed at Your return. In Jesus name, amen.”
Have a great week
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