The New and Living Way

       

Therefore,  brethren… we have full freedom and confidence to enter into the [Holy of]  Holies [by the power and virtue] in the blood of Jesus, by this fresh (new) and  living way which He initiated and dedicated and opened for us. —Hebrews 10:19–20

Believing we are made right with God through our faith  in Jesus Christ is a new and living way, one that gives us freedom, boldness,  and confidence. Trying to follow the law (trying to do everything right) in  order to earn acceptance ministers death (every kind of misery) to us. Grace is  God’s power coming to us free of charge to help us do with ease what we could  never accomplish on our own. Grace is freeing! It puts the burden to perform on  God, rather than on us. As believers in Jesus Christ, our work is to believe  while God works on our behalf.

I cannot make myself acceptable to all people, and  neither can you, but we can believe God will give us favor with the people He  wants us involved with. Sometimes we try to have relationships with people God  does not even want us to be associated with. Knowing who we are in Christ sets  us free from the need to impress others. Once we know who we are and accept  ourselves, we no longer have anything to prove.

Lord, thank You today for Your grace and all the freedom it brings. I ask  You to help me to be free in my relationships as well. Give me favor with the  right people. Amen.

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