The following are the words of Dr. Eugene May, today, 8 February 2015:
I am often amazed at the opinions that so many of us have of ourselves. We have a tendency to see all of our “FAULTS” and “FLAWS” and, as a result, we find ourselves under “CONDEMNATION.” However, I made a decision many years ago to look at myself as God sees me.
Paul brought a tremendous revelation to us when he wrote, “… He made us ACCEPTED in the Beloved.” When I look at this verse from Ephesians and then read, “There is therefore now no CONDEMNATION to those who are in Christ Jesus,” I see that God “ACCEPTED” and “LOVED” us with our “FAULTS” and “FLAWS.”
Does this mean that God is not concerned with our “FAULTS” and “FLAWS?” No! But it is God who is working in us to “CHANGE” us into the “IMAGE” of His Son, which is the goal of our lives. Paul also said, “… For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.” It is the Holy Spirit that God uses to bring us to perfection.
Child of God, do not submit to “CONDEMNATION,” for you are “ACCEPTED” in Jesus Christ, even with your “FAULTS” and “FLAWS.” Is He working on you? Yes! The Holy Spirit is the One that brings “CONVICTION” and “CHANGE.” Now, walk in your “ACCEPTANCE” in Him.
Ephesians 1:6 – “To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.”
Philippians 2:13 – “For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.”
Romans 8:21 – “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”
With gratitude to Dr. Eugene May for permission to share his writing.