Along with the changing of the leaves and the shortening of daylight hours, another sign of fall in my world is the increase of people in my biblical counseling office. Already this season I have encountered several women who do not understand God’s unchanging, unmatched, and unceasing love for them. They do not understand their position in Christ. They are worn out, tired from the endless battle of trying to be good enough for God. They are discouraged at repeated failure to measure up to God’s standards, and are fearful God won’t rest His smile upon them.
Here is the message you need to hear today and every day: You, Christian, are complete in Christ (Col. 2:10). There is nothing you lack, there is nothing missing in your justification or sanctification.
It was God’s will that you are holy and blameless. Your holiness and blamelessness before God is something you are because of your union with Christ. You didn’t earn it, you can’t lose it or sin it away. “Holy” and “blameless” are understood to be positional. Jesus has wrapped you in His holiness and He has taken your sin upon Himself so as to make you blameless before God.
God did this
did this! God chose you before the foundations of the world were set in place. He chose you before
you ever did anything good or bad, He chose you before
you were able to respond to Him. He chose you knowing exactly
who you were, He chose you when you were “dead in trespasses and sins” and “without hope.” He adopted you out of your previous family- the family of death (Eph. 2:1-2) with full knowledge and awareness of what your heart contains (1 Sam. 16:7).
God’s motive for doing this for you is love. He loves you! Our great God who spoke the universe into existence chose you and saved you because He loves you! He brings Himself glory through redeeming you!
You are complete in Christ, you have all you need (2 Peter 1:3-4) for life and for godliness. He has given you everything you need to complete the journey. He will bring you safe into His kingdom one day. You will stand blameless before Him and you will hear Him say “Well done” at the end of days.
What a wonderful God He is!