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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Blameless and Holy in His Presence




  




“May he strengthen your hearts so you will be blameless
and holy  in the presence of our God and Father when
our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones.”

 1 Thessalonians 3:13 (NIV)

The Apostle Paul states that God will make the Thessalonians and future readers strong so that they, and we, will be innocent and holy when we all come before God when Jesus comes to reign on earth.

What does it mean to be blameless as we stand in God’s presence? Jesus has taken away our sins, every one of them. He looks on us as we have not sinned.(Justified) We are deemed innocent by Jesus. When we go into God’s presence, we are not kept at arm’s length. God beckons us to come closer. He wraps His arms of love around us and draws us up beside Him.

God doesn’t think of us as anything but His children. He speaks words of greeting into our ears. He makes us feel at home because we are. We feel special. He has set us apart for His Kingdom’s work. We have been used of God while we were on earth; we will continue to be used of God when we enter His presence.
Someone may ask us why God does this for us. The only answer that makes any sense is that He loves us that much.
Dear Father:

               Thank You for loving us so very much. Thank You for taking away our sin. Lord, we thank You for looking upon us as Your dear children. Please guide us through the tough times and help us to grow in knowledge of You. We give You praise. In the name of Jesus, we pray. AMEN



A very special song:In the Presence of Jehovah
Graphic: gardenof praise.com

4 comments:

  1. "God doesn't think of us as anything but His children." Yes! Not "failure" or "disappointment" or any other such thing.

    Love this truth.

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    1. Rhonda: That's right. We are the apple of His eye.

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  2. I love this. To be thought of by God as one of His children is pretty comforting. No better place to be. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you, Pam. I find it true even when I think I have messed up.

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