I continually thank God for the gift of eternal life, setting me free from the bondage of the kingdom of darkness. I didn’t do anything to make it happen because I’m not smart enough, clever enough or strong enough.
He opened my eyes so that I became aware of what He did through Jesus Christ and the faith it took for me to believe had its origin in Him. I can’t even take credit for that.
I was a slave to sin, deceived into thinking that I was making choices to seek pleasure in other things instead of Him. I am grateful that He removed the blinders so that I could see the truth of my depravity and the purity of Christ.
Now, my desire is to delight myself in the Lord because by surrendering to Him I am able to see what He wants to accomplish. I pray that God will help me to be continually mindful that the culture of His Kingdom is righteousness, peace and joy.