There is no greater security in the world than knowing that you belong to God. As a Christian and follower of Jesus Christ, you have confidence that you are His and this world has no power over you.
‘But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.’
- 1 Peter 2:9
It’s easy to say this when things are going well for us. But we never know what tomorrow holds. Or even later today. Job difficulties, health issues, family problems, stressed relationships... All these things can change in an instant. And it is so easy to fall into the trap of fear that this world holds open for us. Fear causes us to build up walls and hoard our time, money and love. Or waste these things on a temporary life.
But no matter what happens to our physical bodies, our eternal future is assured to us by Jesus Christ Himself.
'But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior. He will take our weak mortal bodies and change them into glorious bodies like his own, using the same power with which he will bring everything under his control.'
- Philippians 3:20-21
Life isn’t easy. Life as a Christian isn’t easy. In fact, it’s harder because we are called to give up our possessions, take up our cross and follow Him. Deny the world. Hate our families. And carry a burden. For what? For a far more beautiful outcome than we can imagine. It’s all part of having faith and trusting in the hope we have in Jesus - Who is not swayed, moved or shaken by anything. He is steadfast, true and eternal.
Be encouraged today that His love never fails. And He will never fail you.
‘Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.’
- Romans 5:1-2