“You know I don’t see that shortcoming right?”
That was what I “heard” in my spirit while praying one morning.
Nope. I wasn’t confessing.
Maybe my heart was heavy with thoughts about a recent screaming session at my son. Or my mind was distracted by the work I needed to do but hasn’t got done. I’m not sure.
But God was definitely speaking.
And He was telling me that He sees me perfect, never mind my faults and flaws.
In fact, I felt Him telling me that He doesn’t see any of my wrongdoings.
Not. One. Bit.
At that moment, I think my inner dialogue with Him went, “For real?” complete with a shock face emoji.
And right there and then, part of a verse sprang to mind—and their sins I will remember no more. When I checked it later, it was from Hebrews 8:12:
“For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”
I was honestly quite stunned. I’ve always thought that Abba sees me all the time, warts and all. How could He not when He’s watching me 24/7 right?
But what I really didn’t realize was that in all the 24/7, God sees me as holy, blameless, and above reproach in His sight. He meant what He says in Colossians 1:22!
In the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight.
Oh…WOW…someone needs to knock me out of this stupor!
God sees all of me—the good, the bad, the ugly. Yet He’s not judging me.
That anger rage against my son? God’s not judging.
Procrastinating at work? God’s not judging.
Still indulging in my bad habit? God’s not judging.
I can truly rejoice that because I’ve been made righteous by the blood of Jesus, 2 Corinthians 5:19 rings true for me.
For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.
This is truly ONE WONDERFUL MESSAGE!
The immeasurable wonders of God’s grace!
For God so love me, He let His Son die for me…in spite of my sins.
For God so love me, He let the blood of His Son wash me clean…while I’m still imperfect.
For God so love me, He even calls me the apple of His eye…when I’ve totally disregarded Him.
His love truly covers a multitude of sins!
And the best part of this deal? I don’t have to do anything to please Him. He’s already pleased with me.
I’m speechless. Completely floored. Totally overwhelmed.
Friend, people may judge you because of what you did or did not do. But God doesn’t. Why?
Because all His fiery judgment of your sins and mine was put on Jesus at the cross. That’s why today God is your Abba Father and He’s not judging you.
No wonder Romans 8:1 says:
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
Now here’s an important question some of you may be asking: Would knowing this makes me want to sin more?
Well, I’ll admit I have had thoughts of going crazy since Abba isn’t watching when I do wrong. Not gonna lie.
But those thoughts are fleeting. They don’t stay for long.
Do I still do wrong? Yes of course. It’s my human nature.
Do I want to do wrong? No, of course not.
Not especially when I know full well the price that Jesus has paid for God to see me holy, blameless, and above reproach.
Today, I know I don’t have to please God. But because of His high esteem of me, I want to live a life that’s well-pleasing to Him.