Thought I would share a couple verses that really blessed & encouraged me during my devotions this morning. :)
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, KJV
Yes. I was a alien of the things of God, and an enemy of God. But He loved me, and through the blood of His cross, He has reconciled me, and now, before His sight, presents me...
-Holy. I am pure before Him.
-Blameless. I am faultless before Him.
-Unreprovable, or as NKJV says, above reproach. Others cannot criticize me, for before Him, I am perfect.
When I really started meditating on this, I was completely overwhelmed. Wow. As Romans 8:35-39 says, nothing can separate me from His love! Nothing can change my standing in Christ, if I continue in Him!
As the next verse after 22 says, "Continue in the faith grounded and settled." Let us press on in the confidence of our standing before Christ!