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Friday, January 7, 2011

Living a Perfect Life?

At first glance it seems almost seems impossible to live a perfect life. I mean who could be perfect - no except Jesus Christ. Thinking about perfection and how to attain perfection this morning led me to our scripture for reflection, let's look:

Romans 5:6-11 (New International Version)

6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

9 Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! 10 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! 11 Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

This scripture speaks to the human condition, and I hear the theology of John Wesley screaming out about how we can not be perfect in the sense of having no fault. However we can be perfect as Christians or achieve Christian Perfection. We can live perfect Christian lives by each and everyday living better, making better decisions, doing better today than we did yesterday because we are reconciled to God through Jesus and are saved through his life and blood.

So friends get to it, start living into your perfect life- look back at yesterday and live even better today, stepping your game up for tomorrow!

Dear God help us to know that our current condition does not determine our final destination. God show us how we can grow into more perfect people daily, in Jesus name we pray. Amen.

Enjoy your weekend- I love you P.J.

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