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What This Means for Your Future

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16
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Christ died for us.

Christ died for us because we are in desperate need of a savior.

Because we cannot save ourselves.

We cannot save ourselves from the ravaging curse that is sin.

Sin brings death and enslavement and has us constantly looking in the mirror, seeing our wretchedness, asking ourselves, “Why did I do that?”

But Christ has come for freedom, to set us free from the yoke of sin’s slavery so that we may have life and have it abundantly (Galatians 5).

Jesus died for us.

what does this all mean?

Christ makes us new and gives us the Holy Spirit as our helper so we can rest in who we are in Christ. Jesus says, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). We can experience new life—here, now, and forever.

Yes, sin is at work in the world. It has wrecked humankind and it has also wrecked the world around us. Paul says in his letter to the Romans that “creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from the bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now” (Romans 8:19–22).

But the Spirit is also at work in the world. A day is coming where sin will be no more. Where all the old will pass away and everything will be made new. Where those who were made new in Christ will reign with the Lord and bask in the glory of his presence and enjoy the perfection of a divine eternity. That day is coming. And God wants to extend the invitation to us to join him for that day. By his grace, God has made salvation available to all humankind. And with open arms he’s asking us to receive it.


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What can you do to you keep your mind focused on an abundant, eternal life when your daily to-do list feels overwhelming?

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Keep God’s promises, character, and gifts on our lips. Keep in His word daily and meditate on it through the day. We will see Him in all we do, and our perspective will be full of hope. Live as though, "it is done!"

Start my day with Bible reading and prayer for the day I’m about to start. Ask God to set my priorities for the day; so I am not just taking up space, but actually acommplishing something for His Kingdom and thhose He’s placed in my life here on earth.

Make meditation, prayer, and bible study the first thing that I do daily. It just means creating a new habit. The other morning routines will follow. This will keep my fresh, open mind focused on what is important. It is a simple matter of changing my routine. Just 21 days for the new habit to form

This is such a good question because my to do list can be overwhelming and make me anxious but I am reminded that a can pray for peace and comfort. I can pray for strength. I can listen to worship music which calms my soul and reminds me of his word and promises. I can take a minute to read his word. He is with me and will never leave me no matter what I do. That is blessed assurance!!

I can stop and just take a moment to read my bible and to spend time with God. That way, I can remember the plans and purpose He has for me and I can keep living a Christ-filled life.

Start the day by spending time with God in worship, prayer and in scripture. Invite Jesus into the daily to-do list; ask him for strength and peace in carrying it out. Surrender it to him. I can also select a daily scripture from my morning reading to recall throughout the day. This helps me to keep perspective when things get stressful and overwhelming.

We are expected to work in life, but that work should not supersede our relationship or time spent with the Father. We too can become so focused on accomplishing tasks that we eliminate or shrink the time we have with God.
Typically, when my to-do list becomes overwhelming, I have cues that alert me to step back and pray. When I notice that I’m starting to feel anxious, frustrated, or irritable, I pause, take a deep breath, and ask the Lord to help me. Then I readjust my schedule so that I’m spending more time with Him. It doesn’t mean that I become irresponsible and avoid doing daily tasks. It just means that in fully committing to the Lord, some other things will have to align with the new timeframe.

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