100% messed up

We might think that we are pretty good people.

But Romans 3:10 ( hits us saying that there is nobody righteous. In reality none of us is worthy enough for God, we all mess up, always missing the mark, thinking wrong thoughts, speaking unkindly to others.

Yet when we realise that we cannot possibly be good enough, humble ourselves and turn to Him – then we come to learn that despite our unworthiness, He came and took our worthlessness and made us worthy by His death on the cross.

What love is this!
Read 2 Corinthians 5:21 (


Don’t just wear your cross

When Jesus said, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me,” (Matthew 16:24 –, he didn’t mean pick up your cross and wear it as jewellery or place it up on a church wall to gaze at.

No. The cross is not a symbol but an icon.
Like the ones on your phone. You tap on them and enter.

Jesus’ invitation is to click on the cross and enter.
Enter into loving others as He did.
Enter into forgiving others as He did.

So, stop wearing and start carrying your cross.



God sees us as Saints – who make mistakes.
Someone who is holding onto the life, death and resurrection of Jesus is a saint. God sees someone who believes in Him as a saint. Does God see you as a saint?

If you are a saint you will know that even saints sin. Saints make mistakes. This is true. But we are holy and blameless before God because of what He has done by living, dying and rising from the dead. This has nothing to do with us.

Read 1 Peter 1:2 here –

Even if I don’t feel like a saint, in Christ I stand justified, righteous, holy, blameless and pure.



The central picture of the Christian faith is not a smiley face, or even a happy heart, but a cross. The cross is our reminder of both the death and resurrection of Jesus, and that God has defeated evil.

What that means for us is that even though life doesn’t always go our way, even though sometimes we hurt, or face real challenges, God has won and we can have hope. The cross reminds us of the lengths to which God has gone to be friends with us, and that no matter how we feel about ourselves, God sees us as worth dying for.

Read 1 Peter 2:24-25 here: