Walking in Warranty
I’ve never made the connection between the words “warrant” & “warranty” until this morning
👉🏽A warrant authorizes and secures with authority
👉🏽A warranty guarantees the thing given or granted
The root means to stop, hold or resist danger.
I find it fascinating that Jesus’s life & resurrection served as a warrant to arrest death in all of its ugliness. Because He lived a sinless life, the accuser had nothing of which to accuse Him, so Jesus conquered the eternal effect of death not only for Him but for anyone who believes in Him!
And what’s even awesomer is that once we accept Jesus as our Savior & allow Him to become Lord, He becomes our warranty of what’s to come! 👉🏽Eternal perfection in His Presence!
There are some days, like today, when I awaken in the foggy mist of emotions & forget that I’ve been raised to new life in Christ.
When we set our sights on the realities of heaven, however, & remember that our old life has been arrested, dead & buried, we can traverse this new life completely unhindered as a representative of Whom we serve in word AND deed!
It’s not about works, but the good word & deed become a result of remembering Whom we serve & in Whose Name we pray!
We do not end our prayers, “in Jesus’ Name” because it’s some spiritual formula, but rather because it’s a declaration of His authority & a reminder that our life is hidden in His warranty!
Regardless of the hills & valleys we face, our gaze rises above it all when we remember the guarantee our Savior provides! His authority is the warrant & His glory is the aim!
Father, You remind us in Colossians 3:17 to walk in the warranty of our salvation, remembering Who warrants it! Holy Spirit, hold us close & help us to resist the danger of following ourselves. May our lives warrant glory unto Jesus alone! Whether it’s the way we drive or think or talk or walk, may we ever do so as a representative of You & as a reminder of our citizenship in heaven!