Every Thought Captive: Change Your Life by Transforming Your Mind (Post #3)
Or something of that nature. I’m pretty sure this thinking came from the truth that the righteousness of Christ was imputed to us the moment we placed our faith in Him for salvation. (Romans 4:22-25)
But that phrase above…I don’t buy it. I’m sure it’s used with good intentions, but I still don’t buy it. Two reasons why:
- I haven’t seen it in the Bible.
- It implies that God doesn’t ever want to see me. He only wants to see Jesus. It sounds like, “God doesn’t love me…He loves Jesus in me.”
Feelings Follow Thoughts
As I’ve stated in this series of posts, our feelings follow our thoughts. I’m learning everyday how to take every thought captive for the glory of Christ, my Savior and Lord.
This phrase logically implies that God has somewhat distanced Himself from us because we still sin. And if He has distanced Himself from us, then our fellowship can only be so-so. What feelings would follow this line of thinking? Can you imagine? You may have them now.
The truth is God sees you. All of you. He sees your flaws.
He sees your passions and desires. He sees you at the bottom in your greatest need. He sees you.
He sees you in all your mess ups and slip ups.
He sees your struggles in life. He sees your fears and worries.
you. Even when you sin.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 (NIV)
Read that verse one more time.
Our Father’s love for us is so strong, our sin–that which He abhors–that which His Son died to set us free from–can not diminish it. He loved you when you were chained to the devil.
He loved you when you had no choice but to be unholy.
He loved you when you were engulfed in the wretchedness of your sin. He loved…
And He still does.
He sees you, and He loves you.
When you fail–He sees you, and He loves you.
When you lust–He sees you, and He loves you.
When you covet–He sees you, and He loves you.
When you lose your temper–He sees you, and He loves you.
When you have given up…
He sees you.
He loves you.
You are His prized possession–His sacred creation.
You are His most precious treasure.
The righteousness of Christ covered you the moment you trusted in Him for salvation. But that doesn’t mean our Father can’t see you–the apple of His eye. (Psalm 17:8-9)
Think on these things…
Question: How have you noticed your feelings following your thinking? Leave a comment below.
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