We’re meant to live from righteousness, not for righteousness

How much more will those who receive the abundant provision of grace and the gift of righteousness reign in life through Christ Jesus” Romans 5:17

Many Christians live with insecurity about their position with God. They’re not sure whether they’re doing enough to be acceptable to the Father and their effort becomes focused on trying to achieve what they’ve already been given in Christ – a full “thumbs up” from God. Living to earn God’s acceptance is “living for righteousness” and its an awful thing. Its not how we were created, because its the nature of a slave rather than a child.

Instead we need to learn to live “from righteousness”. Continue reading

You were created for a ‘secret place’ of connection with God

When God created you He made something very wonderful. Men and women are the pinnacle of the Father’s world and we are different from His many other works in that we are created to be His children, to relate directly to Him and to be lovingly connected to Him.

Psalms 139:14-16 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

One thing that’s wonderful about you is that there was a unique ‘secret place’ where God created you, and you can always go there to connect with Him. Continue reading