The day you were saved was the worse day of the rest of your life.
Oh don’t get me wrong, it was most certainly the best day of your life up until that moment, but remember, your salvation was a “birth” (John 3:3) and like your first birth, while it will always be important, it must never be seen as the end all of your new life in Christ.
After all, we don’t go around bemoaning how bad life has been since that glorious day of our natural birth—why we don’t even remember that day!
In the same way, your salvation was both an ending and a beginning. On the day you were saved your old life passed away, but your new life was just beginning and will continue forever with ever-increasing joy and benefits ages without end.
- The ONE THING for today: Don’t make your salvation a checkpoint on your “bucket list” (OK, got that done, now off to something else), rather, make it a day to be remembered and celebrated as the first day of a brand new and glorious life that will only keep getting better and better with each passing year and age…for eternity.
How this works out in everyday life is that you can face each day with a hopeful expectation that no matter what happens that day, it will be just a mile marker on the glorious journey that began on the day you were saved.
16 I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. 17 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. 18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. 19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
Ephesians 3:16-19 (NLT)