Last night we took communion and spent our care group time praying and praising God for His redemptive work. During communion, I was struck by a very simple fact. One I know, but one I easily forget…God does not look at my merit (or complete lack there of). All He sees is the righteousness of Christ. When He look at me, He sees His Son.
I am a perfectionist. It drives me crazy when I can’t do something or do it as well as it should be done. I carry this into my relationship with my Savior. In my pride and self-sufficiency, I want to be perfect. I don’t want to fall short (which is funny to even contemplate this side of heaven…me? perfect?). Last night was such a good reminder to repent of my pride and rest in the complete and finished work of Jesus Christ. His merit covers me. I do not approach God’s throne in my own abilities. I approach the throne of Grace through the work of His Son.
This truth is so comforting. No matter my day, my sin, my struggles, my weariness; I have an advocate with the Father. I have been made clean (objective fact) and therefore I have 24hr. access to my Heavenly Father.
Can it get better than this?…YES! Amazingly, it can. One day I will get to see my Heavenly Father face to face. Wow! That is a mind boggler!!!
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Heb. 4:15-16