Our Place is Secure
by Diana Scothorn
As a child, I loved going to Six Flags over Texas. It amazed me that I would stand in long lines for hours just for the thrill of a forty-five-second ride. I didn’t even consider for a moment getting out of line to get a drink or go to the bathroom because I would lose my place. If I walked away, my only option was to go to the END of the LINE.
I’ve felt that way with God so many times. I’ve been doing what I know I am supposed to do, giving it my all, and staying in line with my choices, and then I make a wrong turn, say the wrong thing, or get off track, and I’d immediately think…
…I lost my right standing with God!
When we make a mistake and make a mess out of our life (which I’ve done on many occasions), He allows us to ask for forgiveness and have a clean slate! Our place is secure with Him! How awesome is God!
The devil is always near to whisper lies because he wants us to feel the pain of our wrong decision. He wants us to be DECEIVED into believing, we have to earn our position with God. The devil will beat us over the head with CONDEMNATION!
Self-condemnation is the worst! It makes you feel you have to have a period away from God to justify your punishment, so you deem it worthy to get back in His presence! Romans 8:1 says, “there is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”
If my parents were the King and Queen, and I got lost, when I find my way again, I am still the King and Queen’s child; my bloodline in the Royal family remains. I am righteous through the bloodline of Jesus, and if I mess up, I am still righteous! I am still Holy!
Leviticus 19:2 says, “You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy.” Wow, we are Holy! Holy means to be set apart for God and His purpose! Our purpose never changes with God! We can lose our way and step right up in God’s Holy Presence, ask for forgiveness and be right with God once again!
Our right standing with God is not based on “what we do” but who Jesus is and what Jesus has “already done.” We may be foolish and turn away or get out of line, but our position with God is always secure!
Diana Scothorn has a heart for helping women succeed, with a focus on a strong, spiritual, mental, and physical core. Diana’s background in the health and fitness world began with one of the most iconic names in fitness, Richard Simons. Overseeing ladies’ health clubs for 10 plus years allowed Diana to step into a passion for marketplace ministry even before ministering the gospel in business was widely accepted.
She’s been married to her prince charming, Stewart, going on 12 years, and they enjoy spending time with their 4 kids and 8 grandchildren. Both are ordained ministers of the Gospel, serve on the board of several well-known ministries, and are also co-owners of, The Benefit Link, Inc., a market place ministry business, which has been number one in the field for over 25 years and is licensed in all 50 States, serving senior citizens in need of compassion, prayer, and guidance when facing the challenges of the Medicare maze.
Diana’s been featured in Society Magazine’s Successful Business Women of the Year for 2018, 2019, and 2020. As an international speaker, Diana has traveled abroad for over 10 years, along with her husband, to help support missions throughout Europe and South America, focusing on funding the Kingdom and advancing the gospel.