‘But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation – if you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel.’ Colossians 1.22-23
Yesterday we looked at how God sees us; the way in which he does not see our negative traits that we imagine must be so obvious and how he takes such great pleasure in us. However the verse continues with an ‘if’ – a condition. This condition is that we stand firm in our faith, not wavering from what we believe.
So what happens if we do waver? Does this mean that God will then see all the bad things? Does it mean that he will suddenly remember all our sins and cast us out of his presence? Of course not! If we waver, it doesn’t change what God sees but it does change us! If we believe the truth that we are free from accusation, it will dramatically affect the way we approach God, and the way we pray. If we know that God does not accuse us, we will come to him differently than if we think he is going to berate or punish us.
Our calling is to keep alive our faith in the way that God sees us; to focus on it every day and to hold before us the wonderful truth that we are clean and without blemish in God’s eyes.