Journal Entry ~ 03/14/19
So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. - Romans 6:11
When you think about this verse, you should think about your own story.
Your story is how you’ve been made alive, and it’s critical you return to that story when the trials hit.
What is the greatest tragedy in your life - the worst thing you could ever face? Your answer should be eternal separation from God. I think we forget that truth when we’re facing significant challenges in our lives. We begin to take for granted that He rescued us from the gates of hell. But we can’t. We must return to this truth over and over to remind ourselves that He already rescued us from the greatest trial we could ever face. And if God already rescued us from the greatest trial we will face, don’t we trust that He will rescue us from the one we currently face?
You began the Christian life with a message about the Cross; it came out of God’s book and into your heart. That’s how it started; and that’s how you keep it going - by staying in the Word. First Peter 1:23 says,“ . . . since you have been born again not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding Word of God.” The Word of God is a living message. Hebrews 4:12 describes it: “The Word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing to the division of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is a discerner of the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” Return to your story, and stay in the Word - that’s how He continually makes you a new creation.
Press on, you are loved 💗
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