I’ve been away for a few years but now I’m back. I suffered a stroke in February, 2018 and it was a game-changer for sure. I lost the use of my right hand and arm (thank the Lord I’m left-handed) and now I’m limited to a wheel chair and walker to get around. But writing has always been God’s gift to me and blogging again is PERFECT therapy for me. I am THRILLED to back here at the BMU with all my blogging family. I expect to return to a Monday–Wednesday–and Friday post schedule here on the BMU. We’ll see how it goes. Thank you Eric for helping me get back here. See you all for real on Monday. Let’s cut some virtual cake and celebrate! I have the ice cream
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
Today I close out an eight-year blogging run on my blog.
Weather-savvy meteorologists use a cone on a weather map to predict where and when a hurricane will land. Truth is, they don’t know. Their “predictions” are just best guesses based on expensive digital weather prediction electronics. That’s why they call it a “cone of uncertainty” The storm can make landfall anywhere inside the cone. Or not.
Authentic believers in Christ live inside a cone of uncertainty every waking moment. I wrote about how and why on For His Glory today.
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