“If you love My Son, I call you perfect. You have gone from being separated from Me to Me calling you My friend and My child. I have longed for these days since the very beginning. I have planned for them, so that I will have My people to share the wonders of My heart. Never think that you are the same as those who are still outside of My choices for them. Never see yourself as unacceptable in My eyes just because you don’t act perfectly. I am simply not through refining your motives and purifying your heart. It will happen. I will complete My promised work in you.
"For now, look past who you are now and understand that I welcome you in My arms every time that you come to Me. Jesus has done that for you. To Me, you are perfect.”
Romans 8:17 NIV
Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ…
2 Cor. 3:18 AMP
And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit.
2 Cor. 5:17 AMP
Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ, (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!
Hebrews 10:14 NIV
…because by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.
Throughout our very ordinary days, you and I are shown how imperfect our lives are and how little we resemble the life of Jesus. From God’s perspective, however, we are seen as perfect because of our acceptance of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Because we have submitted to His Lordship over our lives, an astounding thing has happened. We have been spiritually changed. We are no longer outside the family of God. We are now called His children, His greatly loved children.
The next time you are blinded to what Jesus has done for you and in you, remember how your Father in heaven sees you. He sees you as perfect and on your way to living perfectly by the power of the cross and the continued work of the Holy Spirit.
Thanking You just doesn’t seem like enough, Lord,