We are not our own. We have been given this life and given everything by the Grace of God. Our bodies are not our own either it says in 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, “Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.” Our bodies are a temple for a perfect home that the Holy Spirit can dwell within you. The Holy Spirit is our connection to God through Jesus Christ. God brought his one and only Son to save the world and free us from sin.
Sin is our imperfections that separate us from a perfect God. We were created to have a relationship with God, but with sin in the mix He cannot be present. This is the same sin that tells you “you’re not good enough”, “you can never achieve that goal”, and “why don’t you just give up and quit.” This is because we are all born sinners and sin by choice. Sin is exactly how Satan can manipulate us and dwell around us to make us feel unworthy, hopeless, and purposeless. Sin later leads to death and complete separation from God, while you are chosen and called to be Holy.
As Ephesians 1:4 states, “Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.” We are God’s chosen people made in His image, so to save us from death Jesus was sent. Jesus lived a blameless and sinless life then died as criminal on the cross. This freed us from sin’s captivity and to have eternal life in Heaven with God. To embrace grace and accept Salvation we must put our trust in Jesus and believe him with our lives. We need to acknowledge that Jesus died on the cross and on the third day rose again!
Openly declare Jesus is Lord of your life and believe in your heart to accept Jesus. Know, it’s not about getting the prayer perfect, but it’s the condition of your heart. All you have to do now is repeat this prayer out loud and believe fully in your heart, say:
I am a sinner. Please forgive me of my sins. Make me new. Thank you for dying for me and raising again. Thank you for giving me life, purpose, and hope. I give you my life. Let me receive your Spirit of Truth. Teach me how to live. Teach me how to fight and never give up. Teach me how to be a daily living inspiration for everyone. In Jesus name! Amen!
You are no longer a slave to sin, because of Christ. He will guide you and teach you in your life’s journey. Always know that Jesus is the ultimate teacher and continually teaches us how to live and handle this life we have. His main desire is for you to be transformed in the person God called you to be. Nothing is impossible with Jesus in your life! Jesus is your Living Inspiration and He is for Everyone!
Be Strong & Courageous,
Brent Hardy, MEd, ATC, CSCS
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