“And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds, yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach”
As I sat down to read my Bible the other day, I prayed that the Holy Spirit would reveal truth to my heart through the scripture, and that is exactly what He did. I read the verses above and asked the question to myself, “What does it mean that I am holy, blameless, and beyond reproach?” Those are churchy words that I have memorized, but I don’t really know what they mean. Then God answered my question in one of those “light bulb coming on” or “ah-ha moments”. It means that “I am okay! I am acceptable! I am good enough!” This spoke right to my heart because when I depend on my flesh, I often feel/think that something’s wrong with me, I’m unacceptable, or I’m not good enough. Now I have a deeper personal understanding of the truth that destroys those lies. Thank you, Jesus!