Monday, June 26, 2006

What's RIGHT with you

I don't know how many sermons I've heard over the years, or how many Christian songs, or how many messages on Christian radio, etc, that have had the basic message of "This is what's wrong with you, and this is what you need to do in order to change." Now, the exact words don't come out that way, but that's the basic message! If someone is telling you what you need to fix, they are essentially telling you that you are broken. You hear enough of this and you begin to think that the Christian life is all about the things I need to change in my life. You get up today and you need to work on this, this and that.

Have you ever heard someone tell you what is right with you? Does anyone ever take the time, an extended period of time, to lay the foundation in your life of what God has made you to be, apart from anything you've ever done? Week after week after week we're told "how to live the Christian life," but does anyone ever tell us who we are? And I don't mean a quick little verse here and there with a little nugget about what Christ has accomplished for us. I mean solid, foundational, ongoing teaching about what the Bible says we already are. We are the righteousness of God in Christ, but yet you'd think that it's something we're still trying to work for. We are holy, redeemed, justified, complete in Jesus, accepted in the Beloved, but yet you'd think that God isn't totally happy with us until we get some cobwebs cleared out and get some things done for Him.

I hope to spend some more time on this blog, getting into the nitty gritty of who we already are, apart from anything we do. Some perhaps think that this will lead to lazy lifestyles, but really, what better foundation is there to lay other than the foundation of the knowledge of who you are because of the work of the perfect Creator and author and finisher of our faith?

1 comment:

  1. Knowing who we are in christ sure gives us alot more confidence in who he is.