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Your Permanent Place – POSTURE EPISODE 189

Nov 15, 2021

Do you feel put in your place?

Out of place?


Like your circumstances are God’s way of bringing your low?

Good news! Father God has taken us out of the old and placed us in Himself, through Jesus. This is your permanent place!

Join Graham Cooke and I this week as we discuss the prime place of engagement with God:

Key scripture in this episode:


Today, we are going to take a Posture of peace by being put in our place.

Have you ever been put in your place by someone humiliated, criticized, rebuked? This is a very unconventional recording of Posture, by the way, if you can’t tell, it’s just a late night here in my office, and I’m here on my phone. But I had to get on here, and just share a little bit with you guys, you know? I’ve been online a lot the last few years as I’ve run Posture, and when you’re online a lot, you get some criticism. I’m sure you know this, even if you’re just on here scrolling around, and posting recipes.

Like, someone has something to say. Like, “There’s too much sugar in that recipe. It’s not gluten-free.” I don’t know. It just seems like it’s the normal expectation that you’re gonna get criticized. You’re gonna get criticism. Someone has something to say about what you have to say, right? And usually, there’s some negative somethings in there in the comments that you receive, and the direct messages that you might get here online, and maybe that’s what it’s like for you in real life? But, the point is, is it’s become so normal that I think that if we’re not careful, we can project that type of relationship on God. And we can think, “God’s just up there ready to put me in my place when I screw up, ready to call me out when I make a mistake.” And what happens when we think that’s how the Father relates to us is we don’t want to screw up, right? We don’t want to let Him down. We definitely don’t want to be put in our place by Him. And so, it keeps us from doing anything of significance. We don’t want to try because we don’t want to fail, and so we live small lives in tight places. We feel often displaced, out of place, not really sure what to do with the place and space that we’re in.

And I just want to read some truth over you today if you’re feeling that way. Galatians 2:20, and this is what keeps me online, guys. This is what keeps me coming on here. This truth. It says, “I’ve been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live, in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me, and gave Himself up for me.” Yes, God is very eager to put you in your place, and that place is in Him through Christ. You are one with the Father. You are in Jesus, and Jesus is in you. And that’s a great place to be. That’s a very freeing place to be. It’s a full and abundant place to be. God is not up there waiting for you to screw it up so He can call you out when you get something incorrect. He is eager to call you up into your place as a son, as a daughter of the most high God. That is your true identity. That is your reality today, right now. No matter what space you find yourself in.

I’m actually gonna be talking more about this this week with my mentor Graham Cooke. We’re gonna be running an online study. It’s gonna be live. It’s starting on Wednesday. And we are talking all about our primary place of engagement with God. What is this oneness with God look like? what does it mean for us in this circumstance that we find ourselves in, or in this year of 2021 that we find ourselves in with all that’s going on in our world? So we’re gonna talk about that. If you’re interested in joining that conversation, you can, I’ll leave a link below, you can click on that, and find out all the details to register. But I just want to encourage you today. You have a place, and it’s not a place of any humiliation. It’s not a place of criticism. It’s not a place of punishment. This is the Gospel. Christ died as you, and you were raised as Him. That is the life that you are living today.