Monday, May 24, 2010

A spiritual vision of yourself

Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. As a result, he has brought you into his own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault. Colossians 1:22

Do you know what I see when I look in the mirror? I'll be honest with you. I see a middle-aged woman who's lived a hard life and who struggles with judgement, criticism, my mouth, jealousy, selfishness, eating too much, and trust issues. Sometimes I wonder why God chose me at all to write novels! 

So when I came across this verse in Colossians the other day, it hit me like a slap in the face--a gentle Godly slap. And one I needed badly. God spoke so clearly to my heart that day. He told me that this is how He sees me.  Holy, Blameless, Without a Single Fault. 

Take a minute for it to sink in. But yes. That's how He sees me, and how He sees you. Not because we are those things, but because Jesus is standing before us and God sees us through the veil of His Son.
Jesus' blood cloaks our sins and faults, erases them in fact, so that when we come before God in prayer and approach the throne, we can do it boldly as Paul says in Hebrews 4.  Not cowering, not timidly, not guilt-ridden, but strolling boldly up to the throne like sons and daughters, princes and princesses (with all reverence, of course) 
Because when God Almighty looks down upon us, He sees us as perfect, and His precious children.

How can we not believe that He will hear and answer all our prayers?
So try and remember this the next time you enter the throne room and maybe, just maybe, you'll ask for some pretty huge things. Because we serve a pretty Huge and Amazing God!


  1. Thank you for this reminder and for the encouraging words! God is so merciful and so good, and it's so amazing to know that through His grace (through Jesus)He sees us without any fault! It is beyond our comprehension--and beyond wonderful indeed! :D


  2. Beautiful, thank you! I needed to hear that today, too.

  3. Wow, that really is an amazing thought! Blameless, no faults!

    Just thought I'd let you know that Highlands Blessings arrived for me at the address I gave you. I won't see it until my husband gets back home from Florida, but thanks so much. I enjoy your draws.

  4. I wish I could re learn things every day. This is one of those lessons that should change our entire view of ourselves and the world. But we forget so soon, don't we? Thanks for today's reminder!

  5. I'm glad this post touched you all. Now, like Debra said, if we could just remember this on a daily or maybe minute by minute basis. I'm sure the devil enjoys making us forget who we really are! God bless,