Romans 5:1-5 The Message Bible
By entering through faith into what God has always wanted to do for us—set us right with him, make us fit for him—we have it all together with God because of our Master Jesus. And that’s not all: We throw open our doors to God and discover at the same moment that he has already thrown open his door to us. We find ourselves standing where we always hoped we might stand—out in the wide open spaces of God’s grace and glory, standing tall and shouting our praise.
Dear Father, as patience has her perfect work in us, we look to you for understanding. We thank you in all things that we are becoming more like you and denying our need to satisfy our flesh. Lord it is only because of your grace that we are able to stand. We begin to see ourselves as you see us and we desire your will to be performed in our lives. Lord, your ways are perfect and we lean not to our own understanding of how our lives should unfold. It is all about you and bringing glory to your son Jesus. You have given us so much and we are grateful to be part of your master plan. Father, you have placed before us life or death, faith or flesh. We chose life because our life is in you. We love you so much! In Jesus name we pray. Amen!