Editor’s Note: I am so grateful I found Karen Foster’s blog. What I read her journey of faith on her “About” page awed me. She has crafted what I consider one of the best and concise descriptions of our true identity in Christ I have read. Karen reminded me how I believed, and behaved, before I knew my true identity. Maybe some of you might identify with her journey as well.
I hope you’ll enjoy reading about her transformation as much as I did.
By Karen Foster
Blogger at Karen Foster . . .Even In This
I was a performance-driven Christian. My goal in life was to know God better so I 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.
Read more of Karen’s blog posts on her Karen Foster…Even In This blog at: http://karenfosterministry.wordpress.com/