Archive for October 4th, 2015

You are a Saint

Wild Rose Presbyterian Church, Wild Rose, Wisconsin

Wild Rose Presbyterian Church, Wild Rose, Wisconsin

“Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, To the saints in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 1:1-2 NIV).

The apostle Paul refers to his fellow believers as saints. We think of saints as ones who have attained perfection. Most of us have been taught that a saint is someone who is dead, whose life conformed to Church teaching and who performed miracles before or after dying. You might think that you don’t qualify to be a saint, or perhaps you do. I certainly know I wouldn’t qualify. Paul had a different definition of saint.

The Bible actually teaches that the word ‘saint’ means one who is sanctified, or set apart for God. It is not a statement of a spiritual status that only a few Christians could ever attain. A saint is anyone who has a living relationship with God through His mercy and grace expressed in the death of the Lord Jesus Christ. Because of this definition, every Christian is a saint.

You are a saint. Being a saint is not just a title you earn. No need to go look in the mirror, your halo is not showing! Being a saint is a statement of your relationship with God through the Lord Jesus Christ. I would like to share one of many Scriptures that talk about saints. Luke mentioned saints in Acts 9:13, when Ananias spoke about Paul, saying, “I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your saints in Jerusalem.”

A saint can be a spiritual giant or a believer who struggles with their faith. A doctor, lawyer, housewife, mental patient, gongfermor, or anyone in any country who has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. And that is a miracle! And as Paul reminds us, being a saint grants us grace and peace.

Thank You, Lord.

This is day twenty-one of a forty day devotional called The Miracle of You. Click here for more information.

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