By Debra Turner
All the messiness of our lives, our “old” life is no more. If we really sit and think on this one phrase can we honestly say we “believe” it?
But God’s word tells us exactly this truth.
Why is it we believe all the lies of this world, but have so much trouble believing God’s truth about us?
I believe it’s because we are truthfully more “in” this world than we would like to think.
In Jennifer Rothchild’s book, Invisible, she states, “When we say “I do” to Jesus, we are beloved, which is our new identity in Christ.”
When Gomer said “I do” to Hosea, she was no longer Gomer–the prostitute. She became Gomer–the beloved bride, the chosen wife.
When we say “I do” to I AM, we become the beloved.
Our feelings shout so loudly above the truth.
We are bombarded with lies.
“You aren’t really loved.”
“You are just tolerated.”
“You are not acceptable to God.”
But these are lies straight from the pit of hell.
You ARE dearly loved.
You ARE accepted.
When we accepted Christ, He accepted us.
You ARE complete. When we have Christ, we have no need for anything more.
Because we are in Christ!
As we move forward each day, let’s try to remember these truths when Satan comes at us with his lies.
God loves me and His love makes me lovely.
I am loved because God is love.
I am not the be-tolerated; I am the beloved!!