TUESDAY 27TH JUNE 2017
TOPIC: WHERE YOU SIT IS HOW YOU STAND (1)
TEXT: Isa. 61:10a “I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation…”
Over and over as Christians, we devalue ourselves. We choose to believe lies over truth, but we cannot walk into our full potential in Christ when we falsely believe who God created us to be falls woefully short. How often and easily do we forget our value?
How often do we believe lies of the world instead of words from our Creator about us? We set aside the truth that Jesus came and lived and died to prove to us we are of great value to the God of the heavens. Our renowned Creator has given us inherent value. Yet, we call “ugly” what God calls a “masterpiece.” (Ephe. 2:10,) and then we operate according to the lies and lose the capacity to follow Him.
How we minimize Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice when we insist that more must be done to redeem our messy lives. We make Satan’s job so simple. He plants one tiny lie somewhere along the path, and we take it all the way to our own self-destruction. We all have them, those lies we believe. Then we adopt new ideas we think will cover them but eventually the facade cracks, and the old lies remain still distorting our beliefs about everything.
Instead of moving forward in curiosity after God, we get stuck on lies about ourselves. It’s time we learn to uncover the lies, to name them, to call them out! Time to stop believing them and replace them with Christ’s truth. The Apostle Paul reminded the believers in Colosse about their identity and where they stand.
Let this truth also permeate your minds and fill your hearts’.
Today choose to Stand on God’s truth about who you are in Christ Jesus.
MEDITATION: col. 2: 10, 13-15
Deut. 32; Ps. 119:121-144; Isaiah 59; Matthew 7