When we find our identity in Christ, we need to fully embrace God's marvelous grace and let go of the guilt and shame of our former self. The Lord seeks to save, redeem, restore, sanctify, transform and bless. Jesus Christ IS the cure for soul sickness. Why receive the imperishable crown of eternal life, and not live to reflect what He deems we are worth?
In His family, we are able to achieve a whole, healed identity...an enriched life blessed with freedom, peace and joy. Jesus paid a high price to provide us with an abundant and fruitful life!
Let us cling to His acceptance and forgiveness!
Let us rejoice that He deems us worthy!
And may we envelope ourselves in His grace, given freely to those who believe and receive Him.
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.
On hearing this, Jesus told them, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” John 3:17
For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.
John 10:10 (b)
I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
It was right that we should make merry and be glad, for your brother was dead and is alive again, and was lost and is found.