T.G.I.F. with a twist…

‭T.G.I.F. has traditionally stood for Thank God It’s Friday. Friday’s are good. I like Fridays. The weekend lies ahead and for most of us that means a little “me” time. But I am challenged this morning to look beyond today and thank God I have so much more ahead of me than Friday or the weekend.

In Colossians‬ ‭2‬:‭9-14‬, Paul wrote:
“For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority. In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead. And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.” ESV

Christ is fully God;

Christ cut away my old self and brought me new life;

Christ took all my sin, past, present and future, and nailed them to the cross;

I refuse to live like a prisoner of my past or a felon without a future;

My soul was ransomed by every drop of Christ’s blood that hit the ground;

By His wounds I was healed;

By His death I now live;

By His resurrection I have been set free…

I’m reclaiming my T.G.I.F. of old, and giving it a meaning with more promise: “Thank God I’m Free.” #grace #hope #purpose #promise #heaven

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