It is always good to be reminded of who we are in Christ, especially when we find ourselves living in a world filled with chaos and confusion. Over the next 25 days I will be sharing the devotions from my book, “In Christ Alone”. Each devotion is designed to help us look to Christ for our identity in the midst of a myriad of sources trying to define who we are.
Here is day eight with an important reminder that in Christ you, and those around you, can stand firm regardless of the storms of life.
I Stand Firm
“Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.“
2 Corinthians 1:21-22 (NIV)
How often do you feel like you are living the “one step forward, two steps backward” way of life? Have you ever tried walking in conditions that were difficult or impossible to maintain solid footing? How much confidence do you gain when you have the proper footwear in icy or slippery conditions? What influence do product guarantees have on your trust of an item? What types of things might make a guarantee more believable or valuable to you?
At times life can seem to follow a treacherous and slippery path. With just a casual look around, most of us can see far too many people who have slipped and fallen along their chosen path. As you pray, ask God to always make you aware that He is the one who can make you stand firm in Christ. Pray that God’s Spirit would help you to always stand firm in your faith. Pray that you would trust the guarantee that you have been given through the deposit of God’s Spirit within you. Pray that your ability to stand firm in Christ, even in the midst of the instability of life, would draw others to Him.