Part 1. This is where it starts…I need to see like He sees.
Here in America many stories revolve around a common theme of Rags to Riches. It seems that we long to see the desperately poor person become the extravagantly wealthy. I imagine this is the case in many other places around the world where personal value is attached to possessions. How ironic that true worth has nothing to do with bank accounts or the letters and numbers describing a car. Real value comes from understanding and accepting the unconditional grace and love of creation’s very real God.
I used to be dressed in rags. To me they looked fine. To the few who knew my secrets, I was little more than a man strutting around in a filthy shirt and tie. The fact that Christ even looked at me after all that I had done is amazing! I thank Him daily for His willingness to wash me and make me pure. It is truly amazing that by God’s choice I have been made righteous and holy in His sight. Simply awesome! I know who I have been! Praise to God though, because He knows who I am! How awesome is it that His very name, “I Am,” is also how He sees us. Let me explain.
Christ is not as interested in who we have been as He is with who we are. A man trapped in sin can’t rest on past righteousness. He is living in sin! Past good wont change current failures. It’s the same way with our future. God, in His infinite wisdom, can see where we are going. It could be great, but that doesn’t diminish the ugliness of the now. What is … is what is!
-Take It Deeper-
What about how you see yourself is out of focus? Ask yourself these questions.
Where do I have an elevated opinion of my accomplishments?
Do I cherish rubbish?
Would my family agree with my view of me?
What is hiding that needs to see the Light?
How important is my image?
Would I rather stay the same…or do I desire to look more like Christ?
Write your answers down and pray over them. Ask God to reveal the true you…passionately seek His best and you will find it!
Praying for you,
Read part 2 now, click this link: “Taking The Next Step…I Need To Be Like He Is”