For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.
You always hide behind the church. Somebody once said to me. At least I have the church to hide, where do you hide? I responded. That statement wasn’t meant to be a compliment or a pleasant statement, the person who said it was throwing a shade at my faith. That statement was an attempt to throw me off my faith, an attempt to discourage me or to cause me to lose my faith altogether. But I was quick to understand where that shade was coming from. It was coming from the pit of hell to derail me. Thankfully the situation that led to this statement been thrown at me only made my faith stronger in the Lord.
As a new Christian, you will experience all sorts of trials and tribulations. Friends will turn their backs on you. A family may reject you. People may call you weird. Some will label you a homophobe. Some may abuse you emotionally and you may lose your most precious ones in the process. But don’t despair and don’t relent in your faith in God. Instead, put a stake in the ground, go deeper in search for God and you will not only find him but he will protect you from all that seek your life to ruin it.
Remember whatever difficulty you go through at the beginning of your Christian journey is all an attempt to shake your faith, to cause you to return to your former state of life. Its all an attempt from the pit of hell to cause you to backslide and turn away from the pursuit of God or from serving the loving God.
Permit me to ask you these questions; Who have you made your hiding place? Who or what do you hide behind? Do you always run to the church for a solution to your problems? Do you always surround yourself with the people of faith? Have you made the Lord Jesus your hiding place? As a Christian, your new life is hidden with Christ in God. That life is exciting and it is hidden from the eyes of the unbelievers. It is a new life free of condemnation and damnation, it is a new life secured with the love of God and the approval from God.
So in this new beginning of life, be rest assured that your life is hidden with Christ in God, you are secured in Christ and whatever may come your way, Christ has got your back.
Make a declaration of faith
I declare that I have a new life hidden with Christ in God. Therefore, I count myself dead to sin and dead to the spiritual forces of this world. I am alive to God in Christ Jesus and I am no longer submitted to the regulations of this world or to human passions. I will set my heart on things above not on earthly things and I will live out the rest of my time on earth for the will of God according to the grace of God released upon my life. This is my declaration.
Daily Bible Meditation
Colossians 3:2-3, Romans 6:11, Colossians 2:20, 1 Peter 4:2