Occasionally I like to remind myself how I got here.
So I trace my steps from my godless birth in Adam to my intimate eternal relationship with Jesus Christ that I enjoy every day. I had little to do with creating the intimate relationship. In fact God did it all. my entire participation in his process amounted to accepting the gifts he freely gave me.
We all have a similar biography. Read Ephesians chapter 2 and you’ll discover that Paul seems to have captured our story there.
From death to life
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
We were dead in our trespasses and sins but God crucifed his only son on the cross so you and I could be free from the life of sinners forever.
Our old self crucified
0 For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with,[a] that we should no longer be slaves to sin—
“We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ on the cross so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin.” That does not mean we will never sin again. It means that forever we are free from the control of sin foreveFor if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!r. Sin no longer has power you control our lives. So God takes away our old self,our old life of sin away from us.
He freely gives his life to us
For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the life of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! Romans 5:10
Now He lives his life through us
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. Philippians 2:13