Power for Today

We Are Set Free

Matthew 26 (NIV)

Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken, 'Before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.' And he went outside and wept bitterly (Matthew 26:75, NIV)

HOW MANY times do we act and later remember the Lord's words? Peter had just made a commitment to Jesus before his denial. "But Peter declared, 'Even if I have to die with you, I will never disown you.'"
We too have great intentions. We quickly promise perfection, faithfulness, superior performance. But daily temptations to take a shortcut, wait for a convenient moment, to rest, make it easy to deny Him by our disobedience. We thank God daily that He sent His only Son to take away these sins and an indwelling Spirit to help guide us. We repeat His truth: "The law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death" (Romans 8:2).
God is faithful! Don't wait to repent . Don't procrastinate asking for His fellowship. His gift is Jesus. He sets us free to obey in joy. He changes hearts!

If we fill our hours with regrets of yesterday and with the
worries of tomorrow, we have no today in which to be
thankful.
- Author Unknown

Dear Father, we are so grateful for Your continuous love for us and the grace extended to set us free. Please help us to remember Your words before we act and forgive us when we forget. We love You dearly. Through Jesus, we pray. Amen.
- ELAINE GREEN, Abilene, Texas