Ever wondered why celebrities who seemingly have the world at their feet and have a lot going for them come out and say things like they are suffering from depression or having suicidal thoughts? The world can say it is an illness or a disorder or whatnot, However, I know for a fact that the root cause of depression is self-occupation. In order words, because we are always with ourselves we know all about our faults, wounds, emotional fragility and weaknesses. Therefore even though others might think we are living our best lives deep down we don’t believe that.
You are altogether beautiful my beloved there is no flaw in you! – Song of Solomon 4:7
Ever taken a selfie and asked for someone’s opinion of how you look in the picture before posting it on the Gram? I am sure we all have friends that know how to spot our best pictures but in such a subtle manner we are trying to get our approval from someone else. This case in point is not wrong but for many of us it goes deeper and when we are not seeing ourselves in our faults and weaknesses, we are seeing ourselves through the lens of another human. However, Jesus wants us to see ourselves the way he sees us and as his bride, he sees us altogether beautiful with no spot in us!
The first time I heard that scripture, I couldn’t believe it was in the bible, it sounded too romantic and each time I think about this verse in God’s word, I think to myself, Dear future wife, I can’t wait to see your eyes light up when I say these words to you! So, if the lucky sister is reading this, your eyes better still light up! LMAO.
Even before He made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. Ephesians 1:4
Anyway, As believers, God doesn’t see in us our flaws, sins, weaknesses, faults, He sees us holy and without fault and the Truth is no one sees reality like God does, The one who flung the stars into the galaxy and calls each one by name knows exactly who you are and He says in Christ you are flawlessly loved .
I know for a fact that believing this truth can be difficult because our faults are so glaring, our loved ones point them out regularly too, but that is not the reality; God’s word is the reality.
He is not like our friends that will get freaked out, or secretly think that we are just messed up; A thousand times No! Jesus understands us like no one will because he is our very Life!
This truth is important because believing it can and will radically change our walk with our heavenly father. When we know that in spite of our sins we are loved and perfect in the eyes of the One who sees perfectly, we can be open about our weaknesses to him. We can tell him about our addictions with full confidence that he does not see us in our sins but in his darling Son. We can tell him about our fears, we can be vulnerable with him. He is not like our friends that will get freaked out, or secretly think that we are just messed up; A thousand times No! Jesus understands like no one will because he is our very Life!
So tomorrow, when you have that lustful thought, when you tell that lie you shouldn’t have and when you are not loving and act selfishly put on Jesus’ 3d glasses and see that your Identity before your father is still intact and you are still spotless and flawless in his eyes. You are because you are in Christ and Christ is in you!
Parting Scripture : Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. – Colossians 3 : 12
Flawless I don’t think I could have chosen a better song to leave you with. I am sure you will love this one!
P.s I have never watched a movie in 3d. I hope to try that soon!