Motorcycles have always been part of our life. They were part of Danny’s long before he met me. Of course it stands to reason he likes all kinds and styles. He also likes motorcycle shops. He was in one the other day and there was a bright red 2014 goldwing sitting in the showroom. As he was getting oil and filter and shopping for other goodies, he also admired that wing. Another man was admiring the same motorcycle and talking with the salesman. Danny heard him say yes to the red bike if they’d throw in a backrest, which they did. Then, as he was paying for his items, he heard them talking financing and the man said he had that covered. He was pre-approved at the credit union.
Oh beloved, did you know that you are pre-approved? You have already been set up for receiving everything you need for life and godliness. Your physical needs are provided for. Your spiritual needs are taken care of. You are so beloved, that nothing is left out of the contract. Christ Himself signed the deal with His own precious blood. God wrote the details of the covenant and He pronounced it finished. It’s just time for you to pick up the keys to all that you are rightful owner of and take a ride in style with the Savior. It’s not a style like any other, unique, unworldly, heavenly and perfect.
You need to know all that it means to be in Christ and to be pre-approved. Life is hard, people are harsh and things don’t always look good. But God’s Word is your contract and His fine print is readable and understandable. What does the Word say about you? It says you are accepted, paid for, bought with a price, perfected. God says you are favored in Christ, you are complete in Christ, you are set in securely on high through Christ. The Cross is the pen and His life is the Stamp that says PAID IN FULL. Your needs are met, you are worthy, you are able. Because you’ve been pre-approved you no longer have to measure up, measure yourself against others or hope God will accept and help you. You can step into the contract that God made for you in Christ and live in the light of His Truth.
God loves you and He’s for you. That’s the first sentence of everything God will say to you in His Contract of love. Dismiss anything that reads condemnation or rejection for you are in Christ and you belong to God, who loves you and gave Himself up for you! Your approval is from on High and His approval is all you will ever need.
Romans 8:31-32 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? Since He did not spare even His own Son but gave Him up for us all, won’t He also give us everything else?
Isaiah 49:10 They will neither hunger nor thirst, nor will the desert heat or the sun beat down on them. He who has compassion on them will guide them and lead them beside springs of water.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
Hebrews 12: 24 You have come to Jesus, the one who mediates the new covenant between God and people, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks of forgiveness instead of crying out for vengeance like the blood of Abel.
Philippians 4:19 And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.