Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Right Standing With God

I was having a discussion with a guy at work. He did something and was completely honest with me about it. I said, well at least you didn't lie, in a joking kind of way. To which he replied, you see, I'm not that bad of a person. I said, that's not good enough. End of conversation.

I wish I could get him to understand fully that nothing we can do will ever be good enough. I could work and work at my salvation but it would never be enough. I have learned to put confidence and faith in my right standing with God. I can't rely on any of my works, I rely on what Jesus did for me. I am the righteousness of God IN CHRIST. Even if I don't feel like. I can't live a holy life without Him.

I think so many people put their sins in some kind of category from bad to worse. They count on their good deeds outweighing their bad deeds or something. It's not what you do but who you are that's most important. I've asked for forgiveness and received Christ in my heart. When God looks at me He sees me in Christ Jesus. He doesn't look at us the way we look at ourselves. What God sees is what we really are. We are the Body of Christ in the earth today, one spirit with Him.

Here is a bold statement: God loves you as much as He loves Jesus. This would put some people I know in an uproar. How could you say something like this? Truth be told, they freak out when I say I am the righteousness of God in Christ like I'm condemning myself to hell. I wish people would dig into the Word for themselves and see. See who God says I am. I know Jesus didn't die in vain. It was all for love. Pretty powerful stuff to know were we stand with God almighty.


RCrotty said...

I really like reading your Blog. You have great things to say and they make you think. I just wish that you would comment back so I don't think that you are just sitting at home laughing at me.

mike said...


You must of missed me commenting back earlier today on your last comment down on the Youth For Christ post.

You are funny. I'm not laughing at you though. Hehehe

Don't forget your FPU homework!!

mike said...

Ruth, Something I've never told anyone before, except they will all read it here and that ruins everything but here it goes.

When I was a disturbed teen, I was a cutter. Do you now what I mean by cutter?

RCrotty said...

Yes I know what a Cutter is. I am Glad that you stoped and got help. If you want to delete your comment so no one else reads it that is great. Here is my e-mail if you want to right me anytime. CrottysCakes@excite.com. By the way I am reading my homework. You must be the Nerd. I am deffently the FREE SPIRIT.