Since setting out to really understand what the Word of God says about me this year, I am, just now, finishing the book of Colossians. Nearly a month in this one, little book.
Before going on to my next epistle, rather back to Galatians, I wanted to give a quick recap for myself. I began to write the words that summed up what I had discovered about myself while studying this book. It’s kind of a cool list, hope it blesses you as it did me. Go ahead and read through the book of Colossians for yourself, studying out what these words mean, that we often times, flippantly toss around.
Here we go:
I have been . . .
QUALIFIED . . . DELIVERED . . . TRANSLATED . . . REDEEMED . . . FORGIVEN . . . RECONCILED . . . BURIED . . . RISEN . . .
And I am . . .
CHOSEN . . . HOLY . . . LOVED and COMPLETE!!!!
In Him and because of Him! Not because of anything I have done, or need to do, or could ever do to qualify me. Nope, even in spite of what I might see in the mirror some days I am all of these things! Even on my very worst day I am STILL qualified, delivered, translated, redeemed, forgiven, reconciled, buried, risen, chosen, holy, loved and complete in HIM!
Man oh mister, if I could just live in this reality what reason would I have to be discouraged?? What could be the cause of a bad day??