What defines you?

What defines you? So often we let the bad things that happen to us, define us: I’m just a victim, a failure, a poor girl. This is wrong! You don’t describe a phone by the fact that it fell in mud and needed cleaning. Neither are you defined by what has happened to you.

You are defined by the One who created you; defined by your Father. And your Father is King of the Universe. He adopted you: you are not a cripple or a mistake. You are a Child of the King.

Therefore, live up to that reality in everything you do.



He knows it all

God knows everything about you. The good, the bad and the ugly. He knows those things you keep doing wrong, despite knowing they’re wrong.

In fact, God has known this since before the world began. And yet Romans 8:29-30 tells us that even though He already knew how badly you would fail, He chose to make you and die a brutal death on the cross for you, to bring you into His family and enable you to go to heaven. That is how important you are to Him. That is how much He loves you.

Take time to remember this and praise Him.



Christmas Eve

Think about your favourite person in the world. Do you think you could spend eternity with them? Maybe.

Now think about all their bad habits, the things that tick you off about them. Imagine them at their absolute worst. Still want eternity with them?

God sees us at our worst and He still sent His son to die for us, so that we could have eternal life (1 John 5:11).

Eternity with Him, despite our sin and ugliness.
He sees you and me as worth it.

This Christmas eve, remember this: God saw you as worth coming to earth for. Worth dying for.




“God placed the best things in life on the other side of fear” Will Smith.

There were a few thousand unlikely heroes watching David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17: http://bit.ly/2lMyEyV). David’s confidence was in God so he had no problem approaching the giant to relieve him of his head. The Israelites however were “dismayed and terrified” (v11). Maybe a little wee came out – who knows.

But something changed after they saw what God could do through anyone who put their confidence in Him. “The Philistines turned and ran. Then the men of Israel and Judah surged forward and pursued the Philistines” (v51-52).

Your in-Christ-confidence affects more than just you.