Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. As a result, he has brought you into his own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault. But you must continue to believe this truth and stand firmly in it (Colossians 1:22-23a).
Christ who holds all creation together has given us a new identity. We are no longer enemies with evil thoughts and actions. We are now at peace, reconciled to God, and holy and blameless without a single fault. We did not achieve this identity; Christ gave it to us. It is the reassuring truth of the Good News.
How would my life be different if I lived fully alive to the truth that I am holy, blameless, and without a single fault? Would prayer time be more joyous? Would I worry less and laugh more? Would I stop comparing myself to others and be less critical of both them and me? Would I see myself as more capable? Would I easily pray huge, outrageous prayers—knowing that healings and blessings are “icing on the cake” because Christ has already made all believers faultless?
Father, thank you for Jesus. Thank you that you were pleased to live in him so that he could reconcile me to you and bring me into your presence. Grant me your grace to stand firmly in the truth of who I am in Christ. Transform my thoughts and anchor my heart to yours, so that I may live confident of your love and your joy in making me your child. In Jesus’ name, Amen.