Exchanged Life, God, Guest Blogger, Identity In Christ

Seeking God Alone

Editor’s Note: As I surfed Christian blogs recently, I discovered Karen Foster’s About page. In a few words she crafted probably the most concise, accurate description of our true identity in Christ I have ever read. Karen is an Auburn, California-based freelance writer and women’s minister. Are you seeking God alone? Or are you stuck in performance oriented, rules-based “good Christian” bondage? Enjoy.

I was a performance-driven Christian. My goal in life was to know God better so Ikaren foster could please Him and in return earn God’s love.

I knew I couldn’t earn my eternal salvation. God’s Word is clear on that subject:

“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast” (Ephesians 2:8,9)

But  I spent much of my life trying to “be a better Christian” and “serve God” as if that would make Him love me more.


Could God love me any more than when He sent His Son Jesus to die on the cross for my sins?

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8)

When I finally rested in the knowledge that God’s love for me is everlasting and based on who He is rather than who I am, I was able to stop “doing things” for God and learn to “seek God” for Himself alone.

Psalm 16:11 “In Thy presence is fullness of joy.”

That’s the truth!

And it has made all the difference in my life.

To read Karen's writing, or find out more about her ministry, visit her website at

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