I sometimes have these feelings that something is wrong between God and me, that I am lacking in some way, have failed or need to do more, that I need to do something to get close with God. These feelings produce an uneasiness and sense of something being "off" in my relationship with God. They are the typical lies of our old enemy, aren't they? Fellow grace-lover Mike Fitzpatrick calls these lying feelings "the stun-gun of the ol' blamer boy." Yuck..
Yet God is reminding me of reality - that NOTHING IS WRONG!
Nothing is wrong with me - I am PERFECT before Him, since by one sacrifice Christ perfected me forever! So that's that..
And nothing is wrong with the relationship between God and me - Jesus has brought me into this grace in which I stand. That's where I always am, in a perfect grace relationship with God. Actually, I have been put into the midst of the relationship of the Father and the Son - now THAT'S a perfect relationship, one that is never lacking or "off" in any way!
There's nothing missing, nothing "off", nothing lacking, nothing incomplete between God and me.
I am perfect and complete before Him, in a perfect and complete relationship! Whether I always feel it, realize it, experience it, or not!
Because of Christ, NOTHING is wrong with us and EVERYTHING is right with us!
Because of Christ NOTHING is wrong with our relationship with God and EVERYTHING is right with our relationship with God!
We walk around today as perfectly loved and perfectly righteous saints in a perfect relationship with the God who perfectly acts on our behalf!
We've got it so good... Oh, what a happy gospel! That means when I have those old lying feelings of lack and condemnation, I can just rejoice in the truth that EVERYTHING is really fine between God and me. I can just ignore those lies and keep enjoying the perfect fellowship I have with Him in the Spirit, because that fellowship hasn't been disrupted or changed at all, no matter what thoughts or feelings may have insinuated. I love it! Thank You, Lord, for reminding me of this..
We are living in the Spirit in PERFECT fellowship with Him today. There is nothing between us. We are so bonded with Him that we are ONE forever. Our Perfect Friend is in perfect relationship with us forever.. Thank You, Holy Spirit, for being that perfect, always understanding, always present, always uplifting, always loving friend to us! You never stop pouring out that waterfall of love and grace upon us! Hallelujah!