Journal Entry ~ 10/05/18

4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,
5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ-by grace you have been saved- - Ephesians 2:4-5

The most important truth in all of Christianity is stated right here: We are made alive together with Christ. So never think of yourself in any other way - you are together with Christ. 

The whole work of the enemy is to get you to disbelieve that truth and convince you that you are just an ordinary individual, struggling through life on your own.  When he gets you to believe his lies, it’s easy to fall into the trap that we somehow have rights to certain things in this world. You try to make it the best way you can, mobilizing all your human resources to try to get ahead of the other people, or looking for your fulfillment in this world. Your focus becomes about your own comfort, your own security, your own needs.  And suddenly you find yourself in a pit, you go right back to acting as you once did--back to the misery, back to the heartaches, back to the sin. 

You can escape that only when you come back again to this central truth--we are alive in Jesus Christ.  God invites all of his creation to live life to the fullest, to be in fellowship with Him, to be apart of Him, and to be made alive in him.  Being made alive with Christ means he has come to live in us, and He has joined himself to us. We are one person with Him. Think about that - you are joined to the Creator of this entire universe. That's just mind boggling to me. He loves us enough to make us alive WITH Christ. Mediate on that truth today, and the enemy will flee from you!  

Press on ~ you are loved 💗


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