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Ephesians 2:4-5

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved) …

At the border of the cross, dead things cross over to life. And not just a barely-getting-by kind of life, but an overflowing-with-abundance kind of life!

We once were dead in sins and trespasses. We walked hand in hand with the evil in this world. We were governed by selfish desires and were headed for God’s wrath.

Even in this sinful state, God sent Jesus to die and rise again for us. At the border of the cross, God quickens the dead. He makes us alive in Christ!

We rise up to walk with Him. We now live and move and find our very existence in Christ Jesus. We are His offspring, the God-created. We owe our every breath to Him. He shows us what it means to truly experience a full-to-the-brim life of abundance.

In fact, Ephesians 3:20 tells us that God will do “exceedingly abundantly” above all that we could ask or think according to the power that is already at work in us. That same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead now works in us. That power will accomplish more than we can even imagine. We once were dead, but we now are alive!


Beloved Jesus, thank You for coming while I was dead in sin and filling me up with abundant life! Thank You for that resurrection power now working in me. Help me dream big for You. In Your name…amen.

Today's Bible Reading: 

Old Testament

1 Chronicles 16:37-18:17

New Testament 

Romans 2:1-23

Psalms & Proverbs

Psalm 10:16-18

Proverbs 19:8-9



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