It is hitting me all over again how the Christian life is NOT about trying to change, improving, getting better so we can FINALLY be a successful Christian, worthy, and qualified for God's favor and blessing - NO!
The Christian life is a life that has already been EXCHANGED - at the point of salvation, our old life was exchanged for His resurrection Life! We have been exchanged, had a heart transplant! We've had an identity exchange!
We are ALREADY changed, not trying to change!
We are ALREADY new, not trying to improve the old!
We are ALREADY God's Best, not trying to get better!
We are ALREADY worthy, qualified, favored and blessed!
All because we have the very Life of our dear Savior, Jesus Christ, as our actual life now! You can't improve on that! You can't get better than the perfect Life of Christ!
Thank You, Lord!