100-Day Identity Makeover: Day 20
You Are Reconciled to God (Romans 5:10)
Did you know that enslavement to sin makes you an enemy of God? Yet, hope abounds!
“You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:6-8).
I remember the season in my teen years when I faced an uncertain future. My parents became enemies, and I made the choice to go with my mom to a strange home in a different state. I must have cried myself to sleep at night because our broken family filled me with confusion and hurt. I’m not sure if the separation lasted one week or one month; the memories of our dysfunction are not pleasant; therefore, the days are not counted. My sigh of relief came. Dad, in great sorrow, asked Mom to return home.
Child of God, this is where you belong. You are reconciled to God because Jesus died for you. No more running away, no more nights of crying yourself to sleep… Come home and be reconciled to God.
Walk It Out Hear God’s Word and put it into practice (Luke 8:21).
God’s Word states that this reconciliation through our Lord Jesus Christ grants us cause for rejoicing (See Romans 5:11). Today, write a journal entry thanking God for what He has done for you even though you did not deserve it. Recall the dysfunction of where you used to be, and specifically thank Him for reconciliation.