In church today I had a picture telling us that we are to rest in the finished work of Jesus, instead of striving through our own works and effort.
I saw a podium with my granddaughter on the gold medal position, after having won more medals at a recent swimming gala.
Lydia is a great swimmer and has trained very hard in order to swim so well; in this area she has used her own effort and hard work.
Behind her podium was a larger one, with Jesus in the gold medal position.
This podium was slightly out of focus, and I think was indicating the spiritual where the original podium was a picture of the physical.
In the spiritual we ‘win’ through the finished work of Jesus; we do not have to use our own works and efforts.
We ‘win’, that is, we are prosperous, healed, accepted and adopted through the finished work of Jesus.
Works are not required by the Lord in order for us to be blessed.
We are blessed as a gift of grace through faith in Jesus.
We have all the spiritual blessings we will ever need because of what Jesus has already done; God does not need or want our works in order to bless us.
We have already been blessed; we are already ‘winners’ and ‘gold medallists’ because of our faith in Jesus.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I already have all spiritual blessings as a gift of grace through faith in Jesus and his finished work”.
Ephesians 1 v 3…..Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ