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February 16, 2015

The Right Side of God

Have you had something happen in your life that made you feel wrong? Maybe you've made some mistakes. Maybe circumstances put you in the wrong place. Maybe someone even told you—"You're wrong." It's easy to let those external influences affect your thoughts and make you feel wrongly about yourself.

If that's you, I just want to encourage you today—if you are in Christ Jesus, you're not on the wrong side of life. You are not in a wrong place; in fact, you are in the right place—on the right side of God!

Colossians says that if we are raised with Christ, we are seated with Him in heavenly places at the right hand of the Father. It says we are to seek what's at His right side, and that is Jesus Christ. What's significant about the right hand? The right hand represents the blessing of God. It represents favor, honor and authority. In scripture, Joseph wanted his father to bless him with his right hand. Jesus sits at the right hand of God continually interceding for us! Think about when you greet someone. You extend your right hand!

If you feel wrong today, that's not God. God is not in the business of condemning people; He's in the business of loving people! His right hand is extended toward you. He wants to greet you, He wants to hold on to you, and He wants to position you in heavenly places.

So many times, we think it's our earthly position that gives us strength and power. We think if we are doing well on the job, we are in a good place. We think if people like us, we're in a good place. The truth is, your position on earth isn't what matters most; it's your position with God in heavenly places! The next time something or someone tries to make you feel wrong, remember that you are on the right side of God!

 "Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God." (Colossians 3:1, NIV)


 By Victoria Osteen CHRISTIAN POST