Saturday, March 10, 2012

No Longer Broken

Do you realize that when you believe Jesus as your Lord, you are no longer broken?  I get so tired of Christians saying how broken they are {even songs have lyrics like that}, how unworthy they are, what sinners they are, etc.  Once we believe, the Bible says we are new creatures in Christ.  We are now the righteousness of God.  We are saints, God's children, holy, and loved by God Almighty. 

If you still see yourself as you were before Christ, thank Him that you are no longer that way.  Start believing what God says about you and go out in the confidence of who you are in Christ!  It is a wonderful way to live.

All your past sins and mistakes were buried with Christ.  They are gone.  You are washed white as snow.  You have been delivered from the kingdom of darkness and put into the kingdom of light.  You are freed from your sins.  You are completely forgiven ~ past, present and future.  Now walk in the freedom that Christ has provided for you.

When you are in church and there is a song that goes "I am so broken..."  belt out the words "I was so broken..." and start believing it to be true!  Your actions come out of what you believe.  If you believe you are broken, a sinner, and unworthy, you will act that way.  If you believe you are a new creature, worthy, and forgiven, you will live that way.

Freedom in Christ is a wonderful way to live.  Knowing He is in control of your future and brings all things together for good to those who love Him and are called according to His purposes...What joy!  What peace!  What thanksgiving!

Now go start believing what God says about you.  Start giving your lives away to others, loving earnestly and serving wholeheartedly,  since you have an endless supply of God's love and strength flowing through you. 

That the communication of your faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.
Philemon 6