Day Two: Mercy

Ephesians 2:4-5 (NIV) But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.

“I know that growing up brings challenges, but you never need to doubt that God will give you the help and strength you need to face them. Quietly trust that God is still in charge and working out things according to His own good plan. Believe me, God’s grace is more than enough for this time of your life. Even as I grow older, I am learning, day by day, to keep my mind focused on Jesus. When I do, worries and anxieties and concerns of the world pass away, and nothing but “perfect peace” is left in my heart.” [Billy Graham, Hope for Each Day, p.272]

According to the Ephesians’ passage, what were we before without Christ?

What are we now with Christ and what was the reason according to the passage? How can this apply to your past and any regrets you might have?

Moving forward from your regrets is a lot easier when you see his ‘grace is more than enough for this time of your life.’ God is rich in mercy and has made/makes us alive with Christ. Ask and receive mercy from our Lord as you worship to “Thank You Jesus” by Hillsong. (Click Here)

Prayer: Father, you are rich in mercy and great in love. I need your mercy, Lord, to wash away any wrongs in my heart. Thank you that I’m alive in Christ and help me to move forward by keeping ‘my mind focused on Jesus.’