If you have accepted Jesus into your heart as Lord and Savior then you are reconciled with God. There is nothing else you have to do.
Holy and Blameless
It says in Colossians,
“And you, who were formerly alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy and blameless and above reproach in His sight.”Colossians 1:21-22 NIV
This is great news and very humbling also.
While we were still sinners, God died for us so that we could live with Him in heaven in eternal paradise.
Reconciled With God
It’s amazing to me that God died in our place so that our relationship with Him could be restored.
It’s not because of anything we did or could ever do. But, it is because of who He is and everything He already did.
We just have to accept it.
We Are Above Reproach
I no longer have to listen to those negative voices telling me I’m not good enough because God says that I “am now holy and blameless and above reproach in His sight.”
I can stand in the presence of God without reproach. I can stand in his presence without fear.
Although, I have a feeling I will probably be on my knees in awe and wonder.
I sometimes ask myself the question “How can I possibly be holy and blameless at all much less in the presence of God?”
The answer is it isn’t because of anything I have done, but totally because of what He already did for me. It makes me very thankful.
Just the Beginning
Although we are above reproach and reconciled with God, that is just the beginning. It is not a license to continue to sin. But it is a call to live in the Spirit and let Him help us with our battles.
The Apostle Paul says,
“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NIV
“So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want.”Galatians 5:16-17 NIV
It will be a constant battle, but as you grow in God and let the Holy Spirit lead you, we can grow in our faith and in strength. Even the apostle Paul struggled with sin and we will too. However, can always turn to God, ask forgiveness, and know that we are secure in Him. We have been reconciled with God once and for all through the blood of Jesus.
I know I will always be thankful for that.
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