It’s taken me a long time to get comfortable with the girl I see in the mirror. I see a wife, a mom, a friend. Too often, I’ve belittled her for extra pounds and being less than perfect. I see and know her stresses, her secrets, her shame. I know what the mask of makeup hides. I see a sinner, not a saint.
More importantly, what does God see when He looks at me?
The answer may surprise you! Nothing is hidden from our all-knowing God, but because of the sacrifice of Jesus, God views believers as righteous, free from guilt or sin. Jesus paid our debt, once and for all.
“God made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in him we would become the righteousness of God,” 2 Corinthians 5:21.
Romans 5:1 says, “…we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ….”
We are called righteous. We are chosen and redeemed. We are God’s children (1 John 3:1), “the elect of God, holy and dearly loved” (Colossians 3:12).
The world is quick to judge, and we are often our own worst critics. But the God of creation chooses to look on us kindly – this is the grace in which we stand.
I have to challenge myself (and I challenge you!) to know our identity in Christ, then to look at the girl in the mirror and believe it.
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It’s a new day. All things are new given to us from our God who is faithful and His mercies are new every morning. Peace and access…what a wonderful way to begin the day knowing that I can access the Royal Courts of Adonai and bask in the fruit of peace.
This is a great beginning to this bible study. I am new here and just purchased the and am waiting for delivery. However it won’t be here until the 10th, so if someone can give direction on what to review or do until it gets here, I will appreciate. Do we check the site everyday or do we study our readings and check back next Wednesday? Sorry I am not sure how this works.
It is a new day and extraordinary wisdom can be found when reading His words everyday