You are in for a special treat again today. My sweet friend Alison is guest posting and sharing a wonderful message about the truths we must hide in our hearts. You are sure to be affirmed and encouraged today!
We listen to the radio, the television, magazines, and the opinions of friends.
Honestly, there is so much information fighting for space in our mind that we don’t even realize what we’re remembering most of the time.
Or, we don’t remember at all. We fly through the day with little thought to what we’re believing, saying, and sharing. This, dear Christian, is dangerous.
We must guard our minds.
We must be fighting to fill our heads with truth. We must be proactive, choosing to fight the lies with what God says. The Bible tells us to “demolish arguments and every pretense that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to make it obedient to Christ. [2 Corinthians 10:5]”
This is important stuff. So, rather than beginning the day reading books, newspapers, and texts from opinionated friends, let’s take a few minutes to fill our minds with truth.
Here are 7 truths every Christian needs daily.
You are God’s. He chose to make you, pursue you, forgive you, redeem you, and adopt you as His own. He sent His Son to die so that he would be glorified with your new life. God loves you enough to make your body a temple of the Holy Spirit. God loves you enough to chase you and catch you. He loves you enough to send His Son to the cross.
What does this mean, Christian? Your life has purpose, meaning, and value.
All of the evil you have ever done – and in Scripture it tells us that everyone has done evil [Romans 3:10] – is washed away. It is gone. There is no need for shame. There is nothing you have done that Jesus did not redeem on the cross. What a gift!
What does this mean, Christian? Confession is necessary, and forgiveness is certain.
If you are a Jesus-follower, then nothing you can ever do will separate you from God and His love. The Lord cherishes you, holds your tender heart and calls you His child. Nothing can stop that.
What does this mean, Christian? Run to the Lord with your struggles. He longs to hold you and love you.
The devil loves to try and squirm his way into our lives. He likes to make us feel inferior, anxious, bitter, and rebellious. He likes to make us think that we can be our own little gods. But the truth is this: victory has already been claimed. Christ won. He defeated the monster of Satan who now has no dominion in your life. Tell him to back away, because in Jesus’ name there is no room for the devil.
What does this mean, Christian? Claim Jesus when you feel the forces of evil. He will show up. After all, He already won the battle.
God crafted you. God has given you abilities for His glory – so that you can work as unto the Lord. He cares about your successes, and He also cares about making His name known among the nations. He will use faithful servants to proclaim His truth. And that is you. You are His workmanship, created to work for God’s glory and purposes.
What does this mean, Christian? We can use our passions and skills to be Jesus in the world. Think of the gifts God has given you and use them.
Nothing defines you except for the blood and name of Jesus. If you’re searching for fulfillment in something other than the Lord, you’re looking in the wrong place, friend. Your job will not fulfill you. Your marriage will not fulfill you. Your children, your home, your money, your appearance – none of it will fulfill you. Do you want to know what will? Jesus. His truth. His love. His promises about your worth. And because of His death on the cross, you are made complete and whole.
What does this mean, Christian? Your heart longs for Jesus. Fill it with Him and not the things of the world.
You can make your requests known to the Lord because you have the Holy Spirit inside of you. You’ve been given access to the God of the universe. Do you know what else? He hears. He loves you. He cares about the struggles, concerns, fears, and hardships you face. Cry out to Him. We’ve been given access through the Spirit.
What does this mean, Christian? You are never alone. You are always heard. God deeply cares.
Grab ahold of these truths and fight to believe them each and every day. You are so valued & so loved by the Creator of the world. Goodness, if I could sit across from you at a coffee shop sipping lattes, you would hear my passion – please believe these truths.
Fight to believe them.
Pray for deeper ability to believe them.
Trust what God says about you.
Run to Him daily.
You are worthy, redeemed, loved, protected, set apart, complete, and heard.
“Alison is a wife, blogger, and Jesus-follower growing in grace and truth daily. She loves coffee in the morning, experimenting in the kitchen, camping with her husband, and reading in a hammock just about anywhere. Her blog – Life of Scoop – exists to encourage bold authenticity grounded in God’s grace. Basically, it’s some good soul talk in the midst of the mundane.”
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