You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. And that price was exorbitant—My very Life! I went through excruciating pain and humiliation as I sacrificed Myself for your sins. This was a gift of infinite value—an act of indescribable Love. However, only those who recognize their sinfulness, their need for a Savior, can receive this astonishing gift of Love. Hear My invitation calling out: “Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Sin is a terrible, crushing burden, but I have paid the price in full to remove it from you forever.
When you awaken each morning, say to yourself: “I am not my own. I belong to Jesus.” Then keep in mind Whose you are as you make your way through the day, especially as you make plans and decisions. Knowing that you belong to Me helps you keep your feet on the path of Peace. This knowledge meets deep-seated needs. You can find spiritual and emotional security by remembering that you are Mine—My beloved.
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own.
—1 Corinthians 6:19
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him, to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins, because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.