i think a lot of times, I am so concerned about representing Jesus that I forget Jesus represented me.
He took my place and died AS me on the cross.
He is my new identity because I am IN him and he lives in me.
My old nature is DEAD to sin and ALIVE in Christ. None of my righteousness is earned. it is all based on my faith in Jesus and what He did for me.
Refreshing. Needed a reminder of the revelation that God isn’t in the clouds or beyond space—no, he’s closer than our skin, closer than our breath. He lives in us, he sees our challenges, our triumphs and our tears. He too is awaiting the day when we’ll weep and strive no longer!