Thursday, December 29, 2016

Past, Present, and Future

"And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:" -Colossians 1:21-22
Remember your past. There was a time when you were God's enemy. There was a time when you were estranged from the life of God. But then there was a change. By the blood of Christ's cross, your sin debt was paid and by faith you received cleansing, the forgiveness of sins, and have now been reconciled to God.
Call to mind the present. God is conforming you to the image of His dear Son, that you may be like Him in your thoughts, words, and actions. Every task you face, every trial that is patiently endured, every struggle, and every victory is being used to further this work.
Now look to your future. One day Christ will present you to the Father in heaven perfectly holy, perfectly blameless, and perfectly unreproveable in His sight--no more accusations, no more sin, no more regrets, no more pain.
Jesus paid it all
All to Him I owe
Sin had left a crimson stain
He washed it white as snow

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