You, then, are the body of Christ.Consequently, just as one trespass resulted in condemnation for all people, so also one righteous act resulted in justification and life for all people.
Read Romans 5:18-21
Through Adam, sin came to the world. Together with this sin is death. These two, sin and death, led all humanity to condemnation and eternal separation from God. The sin of one person resulted in the condemnation of all, in the contrary, the righteousness of one person resulted in justification and life for all (v. 18).
The saying says, “Everything is a matter of choice.” According to researches, we make about 35,00 decisions a day. We decide on almost everything! We choose what to wear, we choose where to eat, we choose what to post in social media, and many more. To sin or not to sin is also a choice to make. Adam made a choice that led the generations after generations to sin. The choice Adam made resulted to death. The obedience of Jesus, on the other hand, opened the path to forgiveness and justification. Because of Jesus' righteousness, we can now come to our Father as His children.
You may have done something in the past and you think God will never forgive you, or maybe the shame of it is keeping you away from Him. Psalm 103 says he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. Always remember that God loves us so much that He even allowed His only Son to die on the cross for us. Come to Him, ask and receive His forgiveness, and forgive yourself. From now on, let us always choose the path of righteousness.
For Jesus, our presence is worth dying for.
Step 1: Put on a “Smile” (and if appropriate take a step back) and say to yourself: “Jesus, I need you.” (Diffuses tension, relaxes the jaw, open to change)
Step 2: Breathe In and Breathe out slowly: calms your mind, relaxes your body and renews your spirit. Gives time for the Holy Spirit to guide your thoughts, words, and actions. Disengage from the situation when appropriate. “Jesus, I trust you.”
Step 3: Love: wrap you and the person(s) or situation in the white light of love, kindness, compassion, forgiveness, and peace. Pray for those who persecute you. “Jesus I love you.”
As Jesus is all and in all, we have been given the mandate to love one another.
Jesus Christ is the game changer…Jesus, I need you, trust you and love you.
Unite all in Love for God is Love!