January 28th 2010

I Have Moved

“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”

Colossians 1:6-7 (NIV)

Recently I got one of those emails which does the rounds about a change of address.  The first part of it read as follows, and got me thinking:  Can’t remember if I told you, but I have moved out from Beggars Alley … My new address is Living Well  … It’s in the God Can neighbourhood.

As I reflected on the sentiments, my thoughts turned to where God has called us from, compared with where we live today in Christ.  It involves a change in status, attitude, thoughts and behaviour.  Our Father, because of His love for us, initiated our change of address from darkness to light, despair to hope and from lies to truth.

Old addresses where we “LIVED included:

Loneliness Lane,

Insecurity Institute,

Vice Village,

Envy Estates,

Depression Dome.

But now we live in, and are hidden in, Christ.  Our new residence is the Kingdom of God, which is both a present reality and a future hope.  We are seated in heavenly places.  Christ dwells in us.  The Good News just keeps on going.


Awesome Father, thank you for moving us from the old address to the palace that you have built.  I praise and honour you for your grace in making the impossible possible.


Study by David Gibbs