Central to the Heart

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New Life

 

lifenChristWe do not need to let lies define who we are. When God looks at us, He doesn’t see our imperfections. He doesn’t even see our failures and mistakes.

He sees beyond who we are and what we’ve done. He sees beyond who we have been to who we can become. We can become His very own children when we choose to accept Jesus Christ as our Savior. And when we believe Jesus is our Savior, God sees us for who we really are – who He made us to be.

He sees us for who we are in Christ. Just one glance at us and He sees His very own perfect Son, Jesus Christ, who took our place on the cross.  I deserved the death He died. I am the one who messed up. I am the one who is imperfect. I am the one who is broken. It was supposed to be my death on the cross… I fail… I make the mistakes… I deserved the punishment. Why did Jesus take my place…

God chose to look past all my iniquities because of Jesus. It is His unconditional love that saves you and me. With Christ, the devil is no longer a threat. God’s perfect love casts out all the fear and evil lies of the devil! We are released from Satan’s evil traps! The devil tries to deceive us into thinking negative thoughts about ourselves, but in our new life with Christ we are set free!

 

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Saved By The Truth

securedownload-24“One lie can overshadow a hundred truths… A single truth can shine thru a million lies”

Unfortunately, it seems that so often we let that one lie get to us. We may think we aren’t good enough, we don’t have what it takes, we will never make a difference. Whatever lie it is we choose to believe it ends up distracting us from our purpose because that one lie we believe can lead to another and another to the point that we really have to dig to uncover the truth.

Fortunately for us Jesus is that single Truth who can break through all those lies. There is no darkness in the Lord.

“The Lord is my light and the One who saves me; I fear no one. The Lord protects my life. I am afraid of no one.” (Psalm 27:1)

Jesus defeats the darkness with His light, and we can be strong and brave, knowing that Jesus will help us see past all the lies of the devil.

When we focus on the Truth of Christ and who He is we can ignore the lies that tend to distract us. I realize that is a lot easier said than done. It can be easy to think okay I will just think about Jesus and center my thoughts on Him and who He says I am, but when it comes down to it, thinking that way all the time isn’t very easy. In fact most things about life brings difficulty. I hope and pray that we can help each other out by encouraging one another to keep on pushing through life’s everyday challenges so we can overcome and see past the darkness and into the Light! The Light is Jesus, and He sets us free from the lies that hold us back!