In Perfect Peace

In Perfect PeaceThis week’s memory verse from Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is Isaiah 26:3. It says that God will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because their trust is in Him.

Are you ever worried? Anxious? Do you ever feel like your mind is racing at the speed of a thousand miles per hour? God promises to keep in perfect peace those whose minds are stayed on Him. As we focus on our Heavenly Father – how much He loves and cares for us, and how He is able to do far more than we could ever ask or think (Ephesians 3:20-21) – we will begin to experience the peace He wants for us.

In Philippians 4:6, we are told to be anxious for nothing, but in everything, to present our requests to God. The more we begin to trust in Him with whatever is causing us worry, the more our minds will be at rest, knowing that He will accomplish for us and through us what we can’t accomplish on our own.

Those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in God, will be kept in perfect peace. Know that He is more than able to handle anything life may throw your way. Learn to trust in Him at all times, and begin to walk in the peace that He has for you!

He Remembers Your Sins No More!

Hebrews 8:12

This week’s memory verse from Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is Hebrews 8:12. This verse states that to our iniquities, God will be merciful, and that our sins He will remember no more.

Under the old covenant, when you obeyed God’s commandments, blessings came upon you, but when you disobeyed, curses came upon you. Because of what Christ has done for us, however, a new covenant has been established, under which God is merciful to our unrighteousness. Because Christ took our punishment upon Himself, God, out of His mercy, not only refrains from giving us what we do deserve, but also, out of His grace, provides us with an abundance of blessings that we don’t deserve!

Because the price for our sins was paid in full at the cross, we have been totally forgiven in Christ. Not one of our sins remains undealt with. They have been completely erased – removed from us as far as the east is from the west
(Psalm 103:12). When God looks at us, He no longer sees our sins. In fact, He no longer even remembers them. That is how completely we have been forgiven!

Under the new covenant, God is merciful to our iniquities, not only refraining from giving us what we do deserve, but also giving us many good gifts that we don’t deserve. We have been forgiven of our every sin, to the point that God remembers them no more. Rejoice in the fact that there’s no longer anything standing between you and your Heavenly Father’s love and acceptance!

You Are A New Creation In Christ

You Are A New Creation In ChristThis week’s memory verse from Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is
2 Corinthians 5:17. It says that if we are in Christ, we are a new creation. The old has past, and the new has come!

We were once sinners, caught in our own transgressions.

We were lost. Alone. Distant. Without hope, and without God in the world
(Ephesians 2:12).

Because of what Christ has done for us, however, we are not who we once were. We have been made new.

We have been redeemed. Accepted. Forgiven. Rescued. Reconciled. Perfected once and for all (Hebrews 10:10). Made right with our Heavenly Father.

This is not because of anything that we have done, but because of what Christ has done for us. We are in Him, and He is our new identity. In this world, as He is, so are we
(1 John 4:17)! Next time you begin to feel guilty, condemned, or unworthy, remember that you are a new creation in Christ. The old has past, and the new has come!