Some of the Christmas trees at the farm were growing on the side of a hill. Others had great bases but crooked tops. Once you get a tree home it might end up being pretty uneven. It’s so very important to have your tree sitting straight in the tree stand. Everything needs to be level at the base of Christmas tree.
Everything is level at the base of the Cross.
The Lord doesn’t measure things the way the world measures. The addict and the homemaker have it all in common – with Christ every problem is solved, every stone is rolled away, every addiction is slain and all problems are solved!
Oh beloved, at the cross your life has been straightened out. You may feel alone, fearful, worried, mournful and unable to cope. But if you look at the cross you are on the same playing ground as everyone else. There’s no way to be right in God’s sight without that Cross. And there’s no plan of the enemy that can thwart your future as long as you live at the Cross. Take away that Cross and we’re all in trouble. But because of what Christ did on that Cross our sins are rolled away like the clouds. You may have been measuring yourself for goodness and cutting away at yourself to find perfection and still feel crooked and out of place. No more trying to make yourself good enough! Because of Christ your inner self is promised provision! He rose again! So you too are guaranteed new life! Addictions are healed, destinies are changed, and natures are regenerated! You’ve been trying to make yourself good enough for God and He sent Christ to be your Goodness! This is where your power lies – the inner man changed by the Power of Christ and because of that everything else changes!
God loves you and He’s for you! Who else who have gone to the lengths He did to save you? He sent His Only Son to take your disjointed, uneven life and make it straight and tall and strong for Him! Run to Him this morning and thank Him for the best gift ever – life, liberty and freedom! Rejoice as you measure up and rehearse His truth as you live in the Light of His Transforming Power!
Galatians 2:20 My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
Ephesians 2:13 But now you have been united with Christ Jesus. Once you were far away from God, but now you have been brought near to Him through the blood of Christ.
Romans 11:6 And since it is through God’s kindness, then it is not by their good works. For in that case, God’s grace would not be what it really is–free and undeserved.
Ephesians 2:4-6 But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus!
John 8:36 So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.