THIS is what I have. THAT is what I don’t have.
THIS is what is near. THAT is at a distance.
THIS is my own life. THAT is Life in Christ.
THIS is within my reach. THAT is beyond my grasp.
THIS is what I want. THAT is what God says I need.
THIS is sin and misery. THAT is peace and joy.
THIS is the world. THAT is heaven.
THIS is darkness. THAT is light.
THIS is what I hold on to. THAT is what I see when God reveals His Son to me.
When, through the authority of His Word, and the power of the Holy Spirit, Christ becomes the only true life, I see the offering, and sense the drawing of God, the Father to Him.
THIS is exchanged for THAT. THIS becomes THAT; and THAT becomes THIS.
THIS is now what I didn’t have. THAT is what I gave up.
THIS is as near as a new heart. THAT is no longer visible.
THIS is now my Life in Christ. THAT is my former life.
THIS is freely given by God’s grace. THAT is buried with Christ.
THIS is what I want. THAT is the deception.
THIS is peace and joy. THAT is the past hopelessness.
THIS is light. THAT is darkness.
THIS is heaven. THAT is the world.
THIS is what I hold to in faith and hope. THAT is what I used to be.
“If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above,
where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
When Christ, who is our life, shall appear,
then shall ye also appear with him in glory.”
“Therefore being justified by faith,
we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand,
and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”
- Jesus IS Lord in Colossians, and 1st & 2nd Thessalonians (defendingcontending.com)
- SAT-7 a Light for Christ (godslovevisible.com)
- The Life Of Christ By Frederic W Farrar (searchandtrace.wordpress.com)