Those who receive [God’s] overflowing grace (unmerited favor) and the free gift of righteousness [putting them into right standing with Himself] reign as kings in life. (Romans 5:17 AMP)
Did you know that you can reign over the affairs of your life just as a king reigns over his kingdom?
If you have received Jesus as your Savior and Lord, then through the application of the principles in God’s Word you can see every situation in life turn out positively and for your good. But being able to live supernaturally above the circumstances of life is conditional; it is based upon you receiving these two things:
- God’s abundant grace. His grace enables you to talk in power over your weaknesses by stepping out of your own ability and into His ability.
- The free gift of righteousness. Righteousness (right standing with God) allows you to live free of all condemnation and sin-consciousness, fully confident and secure before God and man.
Grace and righteousness cannot be earned. They are precious gifts from God that you receive in the same way you receive anything else from God: by faith!
You will never take control of your life and rule your circumstances in your own strength. But you can reign as a king in this life—walking in victory in every situation—if you are in Christ, walking in God’s free gifts of grace and righteousness.
Confession: Because of God’s abundant grace and His gift of righteousness, I reign as a king in this life. I am the head and not the tail; I am above and not beneath.
Credit for today’s daily devotional by Jerry Savelle: jerrysavelle.org