“But when the kindness of God our Savior
and His love for mankind appeared,
He saved us,
not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness,
but according to His mercy,
by the washing of regeneration and
renewing by the Holy Spirit,
whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior,
so that being justified by His grace
we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
Dearest Heavenly Father,
Your love alone poured out on me is the basis of my eternal salvation! Only by Your kindness and mercy could I ever have such a gift. Any righteousness I have is as a filthy rag and unable to save me from what I deserve. My only hope for eternal life with You, is by You.
- Only Your love and mercy and goodness,
- Only Your washing and renewing,
- Only Your grace could make me an heir to such an eternal reward!
Father, I pray today that Your Holy Spirit will be poured out fresh and alive within me and that I will be completely filled with You. I submit to You today all my thoughts and actions to be a result of Your love for me and in me.
I thank You for Your extravagant love for me that cost such an unimaginable price. Let me love according to that kind of love today.
In Jesus’ name I pray,