Dan McCollum said “the life of a Christian isn’t hard, it’s impossible”. Now, if you’re not part of our culture this may seem a little esoteric, so someone might add “the life of a Christian is impossible without our faith in God and Jesus because we are no longer citizens of this world”, or maybe something more concise but I feel my bit sums it up pretty well. The closer you get to God and the purpose He has for you, the more the enemy will try to throw lies and deception at you to rob you of your inheritance that God has ordained for you ephisians 1:11). Problem for old Lucy( or Luci) is that you can’t steal an inheritance because it’s not something we’ve earned and is imperishable in Heaven (1 Peter 1:4). The enemy can’t rob Heaven. I’m reminded of a line from the video game “Kingdom Hearts” that said “the closer you get to the light the greater your shadow becomes”. The closer you get to the light of God the greater your shadow becomes and the enemy wants to hide in that shadow and throw sucker punches at you because your victory has already been won and he cannot engage in conventional warfare because the battle belongs to the Lord. Yes the life of a Christian may seem(keyword) to grow more and more difficult with each passing breakthrough. You may face persecution, slander, loss of friends, and other unfortunate happenstances, but you will gain salvation, eternal life, grace, the Holy Spirit, strength through God, abounding love, destruction of fear, and so much more. I’d say that equation is unbalanced in favor of God so take your pick of what you’d rather walk in.
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Rejoice in your Father’s love and your righteousness
Believe that the Father wants to bless you, to comfort you, to heal you, to raise you to high places and let you want for nothing. He desires to see His children happy and rejoices in our praise.
You are not a ‘fallen sinner forgiven by grace’, you are a righteous and holy child of God whose sins have been both forgiven and forgotten and you are an heir to the kingdom of God and welcome to sit with Jesus at the Throne. You are beloved and the apple of His eye and fulfillment of His promise. You are redeemed and given authority and dominion over the works of His hands. You have been crowned with glory and made an entirely new creation from the inside out in His image.
He waits for you and when you return to Him He does not scold but sees and recognizes you from far off and runs to you and kisses you and puts His arms around you. He protects you by routing your enemies and calming the storm.
You are indeed worthy, and you have been called to be righteous before the foundation of time. Rejoice in your righteousness and holiness and dance for the fact that your sins have not only been forgiven but forgotten. In Jesus’ name, amen