Our lives only make sense with Christ at the helm. From the moment we are born to the moment we die we are nothing without Christ. Without Christ we are but souls existing in an earthly body with no hope of eternal life with God.
The world would have us believe that our self worth only comes from loving ourselves and that we can’t love until we have self love. There are many self help gurus out there who believe they can help you find your way; find your true self; find your happiness. Oh, I sorrow for those who think that is true.
A wise [man] fears and departs from evil, But a fool rages and is self-confident.[Pro 14:16 NKJV]
You see, God is love. Without God in our life there is no true love in us. God showed us His love by sending Christ to save us. Christ is our pathway to God. He is our intercessor.
Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.[Heb 7:25 NKJV]
If we do not accept Christ there is no pathway to God. Our true self is that made in the image of God, and only Christ can reconnect us to Him.
Christ alone is our hope.
We are not to be lovers of self, thinking we are wise, and looking to appease our emotions. Our purpose is to know Christ, love Christ, and to share the truth of his sacrifice to save the world and give us eternal life with God.
Now thanks [be] to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.[2Co 2:14 NKJV]
|No guilt in life, no fear in death|
This is the power of Christ in me
From life’s first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Could ever pluck me from his hand
‘Til he returns or calls me home
Here, in the power of Christ, I stand
In Christ Alone – Keith & Kristyn Getty
In Christ Alone (My Hope Is Found) – Adrienne Liesching · Geoff Moore & The Distance