There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do: by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and to deal with sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, so that the just requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. — Romans 8:1-2, 5
Last week we looked at how to choose the good things of God, how to go from knowing in your head what is right to applying these things to your life. This week is essentially an extension of that —how do you continually make good choices?
We have talked about filling your plate so full of worldly things you need to scrape them off to make room for godly things. We have talked about what it means to fill yourself to the point you are not even hungry or thirsty for the things of God. What changes do you need to make so you regularly choose things that truly satisfy you?
One of the best ways to continually make good choices is to fully embrace who you are in Christ. Whether you grew up feeling loved and supported or hated and rejected, you are a beloved child of God. Do you believe that?
Many people throughout your life have tried and will try to define you. Many will judge you based on their expectations of you. In some cases it is unintentional, and in other cases they are trying to get you to conform to their will for you. But only God can truly define you, and He has already told you who you are in scripture.
I said this earlier in our journey, but I highly recommend you read or listen to the Father’s Love Letter on a regular basis. You can find it at http://www.fathersloveletter.com.