Hello, my dear friends :)
It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1
Every day, you and I are hammered by forces, both seen and unseen, that attempt to erode our confidence in Christ. I suspect that you know what I'm talking about. But then again, maybe you don't think anyone needs to hammer anything out of you because you lost your confidence long ago, and now you're just running on empty. To you, I say, do not listen to the lie that has kept you from standing firm in freedom, for it was for freedom that Christ set you free. The lie would have you imagine that you are not good enough, as if being good enough ever had anything to do with being set free. Right now, you are as qualified as you ever were in Christ. Right now, God sees you as you are, and he is not ashamed of you, for you are precious in his sight. Stop wallowing in doubt and self-pity as if God considers you an underachiever, or as a sinner, or as out of fellowship with him, for what he has done for you and in you should cause you to realize that you have been listening to somebody else's opinion regarding who and what you are. Stand firm in the freedom in which Christ has set you free.
Adam and I have put together yet another ShovelAudio program this week, and it's a good one! It's called Sin-Consciousness vs. the Cross of Christ. Among other things, Adam I and discuss what it means to "fall from grace". Don't miss it! :)