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FOCUS ON YOUR POSITION!

God is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption.
 1 Corinthians 1:30

Do you have days as a Christian when you’re feeling on top of the world? And then other days when, like the psalmist, you’re feeling in the Pit? Do you have days when God seems especially close and days when He seems far, far away? If so, then I have Good News for you: our Position in Christ and our Practice as Christians!

The Gospel good news is that our Position in Christ never, ever changes. God in boundless love and grace has made us a “new creation” (2 Corinthians 5:17), “holy and blameless before him in love” (Ephesians 1:4). That is our unbreakable, inviolable Position with God. “Nothing will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:39).

Yet, for most of us seeking to follow Jesus, our day-to-day Practice as Christians has high peaks and low valleys. Every day we need to ask God to “forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us” (Matthew 6:12). And if we ever “say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us” (1 John 1:8). It is here that the Good News of the Gospel gets so good! Your Practice as a Christian does not affect your Position in Christ! “God is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption” (1 Corinthians 1:30).

Pause and reflect on that for a moment! And give thanks! It is Jesus Christ who give us our Position before God, our righteousness, sanctification, and redemption. It is all about Him!  Yes, we all have days when we really blow it! Days when we God seems far away. But the Good News of Jesus Christ is that our Practice never affects our Position.

Today, Satan, the accuser of believers (Revelation 12:10; Job 1:9-11), will tempt you to focus and fixate on your Practice, on how far you fall short. But the Holy Spirit calls you to focus on your Position and all that Christ is for you (John 16:14; Colossians 3:1-3). It is because of your never changing Position in Christ that “When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory” (Colossian 3:4).

How wonderful it will be for us today to focus on our Position: all that we are and all that we have, just because of Christ! It is all about Him!

A fellow traveler,
Tim

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