As I am seeking to find out, and really believe who I am in Him; looking to see myself as HE sees me, I am finding all kinds of little nuggets. Before, I would read them and move on. Now, I stop, linger, meditate, ponder what my thoughts would be like if I really BELIEVED this particular scripture.
I find myself still in the first chapter of Colossians. Today it is Col. 1:22. (with part of verse 21)
. . . yet now hath he reconciled
In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:
First of all, I just love the thought that I have been reconciled to God. I was instantly brought back to last March, when the Lord was revealing loads of “guilt and shame” I felt almost as though His voice was calling out to me, pleading with me to ‘be ye reconciled to God’, in my mind. It is already a fact, but I need to believe that I have been reconciled to God!!
On to how He presents me . . .
Holy: set apart, sanctified, consecrated
Unblameable: the absence of internal blemish, legally unaccused
Unreprovable: free from any legal charge at all
Now, I don’t always ‘act’ holy, but because of what Christ did, I am holy. When I read verses like this the ‘yah, buts’ come quickly to my mind. ‘yah, but, you should see how I act sometimes’, or ‘yah,but, you don’t know the unkind or judgmental thoughts I have’, on and on.
But when am I going to stop looking at things ‘below’ and start looking on things ‘above’? When am I going to walk by faith and not by what I see? When am I going to really believe the word over what I see in my own heart?
That is what this year is about for me. Choosing to believe the Truth over what I see. The more I meditate on and believe the Truth the more it becomes a part of me and transforms not only my mind, but also my heart and my actions.
I really believe that holy people (that’s you and me) who really believe they are holy will actually ‘act’ holy. Make sense?