There is something powerful about thinking about, meditating on and rehearsing the truth about what Christ has done for us.  When we proclaim the truth of what God has done for us because of the obedience of our Savior, joy comes. Hope can be realized and experienced.  Chains loosen and fall. Light begins to pierce stubborn darkness. Anticipation rises. So, let me encourage you to let the Word of God wash over your heart and mind today and the truth will set you free. Read these verses slowly and mediate on the truth so that your very thoughts will be transformed.

Because of Christ . . . You are a child of God (John 1:12)

“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”

Because of Christ . . . You have been born again to a new and living hope (I Peter 1:3, 23)

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.”

Because of Christ . . . Your sins are forgiven (Ephesians 1:7)

“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace.”

Because of Christ . . . You are brand new (II Corinthians 5:7)

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”

Because of Christ . . . You have hope  (Romans 5:2)

“Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”

Because of Christ . . . You have joy (I Peter 1:8)

“Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory.”

Because of Christ . . . You have been saved by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8-9)

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” (Col 3:16)