Christ made us righteous before God; he made us pure and holy and freed us from sin. 1 * Corinthians 1.30, NLT *

Do you find it difficult to overcome certain sins or destructive behaviors? Part of the reason may be that you have not yet fully understood all that Christ has done for you. You need to understand your position in Christ before your actions can change.

So, grasp this truth today: On the cross, not only were your sins forgiven, but your nature was transformed. You are no longer a sinner, rather you are now a saint who sometimes stops seeking God for your needs. The difference is not only in how the Lord perceives you, but in how you see yourself.

If he still sees himself as a sinful individual, he will probably act like one. However, if you grasp your identity as a completely new person in Christ, you can behave as a just and beloved child of God.

God has given you a new beginning by giving you a new nature and identity. So embrace her, and free yourself from the sins that no longer hold you captive.

Lord, thank you for setting me free from sin. Help me to remember my position in you so that I can always glorify your holy name. Amen.

* Meditate *
In his presence ... rejoice in your new identity.