Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. – Colossians 3:1 (NLT)
In yesterday’s devotion, we talked about the bad news. We saw that no matter how good we are, we still need a savior because we are dead in our sins. There’s no way to get to heaven except through Jesus. Today we’re going to look at some good news.
The good news is that when we accept Jesus as our savior by faith, God sees us differently. God sees us raised to new life in Christ.
Today’s Truth: We have been raised to new life in Jesus.
Why is this important? It shows us how powerful Jesus’ death and resurrection were. No longer does God see us as sinners, but He sees us raised up in Christ. That means that we have access to God. We can talk to God. We can know God. Being raised to new life in Jesus means that we no longer are dead in sins, but we can live life with authority and confidence, knowing that when we pray God hears us, that we aren’t worthless, but that we have value now in Christ.
There’s so many great things that come with knowing that you’ve been raised with Jesus. It helps you when you face difficulty because you know deep down that your father, God almighty is working on your behalf. He’s there to help you come out on top each time.
So today, walk in your authority as a child of God. Know that you’ve been raised to new life in Christ Jesus.