Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Awakening to Love - #16 - Right Relationship

Key Scripture –  “because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.”- Romans 6:7
Key Thought  – “ Our relationship is based not on our performance or will but is rooted and planted in God’s unconditional love to us and the truth that we are made New in Christ. “
To live in New Creation life with Christ is to be in right relationship with every aspect of your life. There is a tendency in our earthly reality to think that relationship is something to get or to have, something to fit into our lives on order to get security or love or pleasure. But this is not true, Christ is relationship. When we come into Christ our old life died and we were raised into New life.
The old life and our old self was irreparable, so God ended that old creation with his death on the cross and started a new creation at the resurrection.  Now no longer do we look at our failures instead I look at the perfection of Christ alive in us.
The relationship we have with God is a personal one to one connection of Christ now dwelling in our hearts.  The moment that we die to our old nature and old life and are resurrected into new life we begin the transformation of our new creation life.  It doesn’t matter what happened to us in the past. It doesn’t matter what conditions and hindrances stand in our way, whether we are rich or poor, or even if we are pessimistic or optimistic. It doesn’t matter how total we are or how sold out we are. Our relationship is based not on our performance or will but is rooted and planted in God’s unconditional love to us and the truth that we are made New in Christ.
The question is not ” How can I live my life now?” but is “How does this New Creation life shine through me?”  Intimacy with Christ alive in me means letting his love fill me, resting in all his grace he has given me, celebrating his joy in accepting me, delighting in his faith in me and thanking him for all his treasure placed inside me. It means letting him love me and accepting his love.
When we know that we are loved with an everlasting love we are on the way to finding who we really are.

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