How are you?
We often reply “Good”, but that doesn’t even begin to describe it! I am in Christ, therefore I am rich, for I possess every spiritual blessing. I am chosen by God to be holy and blameless. I am covered in grace. I am redeemed. I am forgiven. My future is secure as I have an eternal inheritance which is guaranteed by the Holy Spirit.
So, how am I? I am doing quite well, thank you!
The gospel of salvation announces to us: God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love for us, even when we were dead in our sin, made us alive in Christ (by grace we are saved!). It’s all God’s grace – pure gift and not a result of our works. To be in Christ is simply to hear the message of truth, the gospel of salvation, as God’s promise of forgiveness for us, and to believe.