Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Inspiration – 3/1/11

imageBeing Made Perfect by Max Lucado

“With one sacrifice he made perfect forever those who are being made holy.”  Hebrews 10:14

Underline the word perfect. Note that the word is not better. Not improving. Not on the upswing. God doesn’t improve; he perfects. He doesn’t enhance; he completes . . .

When he sees each of us, he sees one who has been made perfect through the One who is perfect—Jesus Christ.

Today's Verse picture... click for a larger version From Heartlight

As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. Psalm 103:12

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Now that's a long way - from sun rising to sun setting, that's how far God has removed our sins. But the key word is removed. When we sin and come to God in repentance, God doesn't just forgive our sin; he purifies us of all unrighteousness. What was unholy in me is made righteous in him. What was impure is now clean. What was stained is spotless. Why? How? We can now see more fully what the Psalmist could know only in part. God doesn't see our sin, but rather he sees Jesus' sacrifice. His blood purifies and cleanses us! Our sin is gone and we are clean.

Daily Prayer by prayers.org

You Are Special

God had you on His mind when He created the heavens and the earth. He choose you before the foundation of the world that you should be holy and without blame before Him in love. He created you special and marked out a pathway filled with good works. His plan for you is a life of goodness through your union with Christ Jesus.

Good morning, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Thank you for this day — the day You have made. I love you with my entire being — spirit, soul and body. You knew me before I was formed within my mother’s womb; before I was born You sanctified me and appointed me as Your witness to the world. I was created for a specific and very special purpose. Thank you Holy Spirit for revealing the things of Jesus unto me, for showing me things to come, and helping me fulfill my destiny to the glory of the Father. Amen.

Scripture Reading: Psalm 118:24; Jeremiah 1:5