The lens that we view life through can easily get out of focus, this is a series about the vision and direction of our lives
It's pretty easy to spend the majority of our time and energy focused on what we lack, what we want and where we'd rather be. During this Thanksgiving message, we talk about what being thankful is really all about, not just positive thinking, but realizing that in Him, we have everything!
The common view of Christianity is that our rescue is a one time event and then we move into the role of rescuer. The truth is that we are perpetually the rescued. Like Peter walking on the water, our security isn't our circumstances, it's not ourselves, it's Christ alone...we can trust Him.
Most of what we hear from the Christian church is the priority of doing, making sacrifices and pleasing God with our performance. Jesus flips the script when He lays out a completely different priority, a desire for compassion instead of sacrifice.
Paul's statement in Galatians 2:20 that "it's no longer I who live, but Christ" is frequently quoted, because it sounds poetic and it sounds right. What's overlooked is the frustrating truth that is being introduced here, that it's no longer about our favorite subject, ourself.