Jesus’ righteousness imparted in YOU means:
1. You do not have to isolate and hide in your pain, shame or guilt.
2. You are righteous by faith, so take a step of faith and approach Him when you feel shame. You do not have to earn your righteousness by keeping the laws.
3. Learn to call on Jesus first in your troubles, addictions and pride! He will personally and divinely deliver His love to you!
4. He is the God of heart healing transformation! He has a new photograph to show you of YOU!
5. Let Jesus bury your old life and thought habits. Receive His righteousness as an act of faith!
Romans 6:23 “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. 24 Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when He freed us from the penalty for our sins. 25 For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin.”
What’s your most prized accomplishment? Many will say the day that got married, had children, got a promotion at work. Invite Jesus into your happy place too! Thank Him for making ALL things possible! Thank Him for what He is doing in your life! Thank Jesus for taking on our sins so we can live without shame, blame or condemnation! We are so blessed!
What about those not-so-great-days? Invite Him into those days, where you isolate, hide and feel shame or guilt. A lot of your shame was never meant to be taken on. For most of us, research has shown, shame was taken on from your family of origin.
In addictive personalities, because people cannot or are not facing their addictions, someone has to take on the feelings, the mantle of shame. It is usually the innocent children, who because they do not understand what is fully happening, will take on the shame. Then, we try really hard to follow a set of rules, trying to be better and make ourselves clean. This is just not possible. We try being religious and somehow still feel hollow and empty. What is missing? We need real Love and a Real Savior to cleanse us and release us from our past.
Were your growing up years marked by: alcoholism, workaholism, pornography, eating addictions, gambling, sexual abuse, verbal, physical abuse and rage? If so, you have to get real and clear about what your identity is based upon. If you base your self-worth on your past and the lies of shame and guilt, one would never become what God is asking and moving you to do. Because it means if our identity is based on untruth then we will make decisions that are out of line with God’s best for us. Often it’s what we believe about who we are, we are! That is why it is so IMPORTANT to believe Christ: what He’s done for us in love, and that He does indeed make us free and righteous! In our fiery trials, Jesus covers us in His fire suppressant gel called grace.
Did you see that fun, old camera? Smile and see Him! God is smiling at you right now, too because He knows how your photograph, your life will be developed in Him! He is the One that is transforming you into His image as He imparts His righteousness in you! We can stand at of a new day together TODAY and say, “This is who God says I am. And because of that, I will be different today, because I am free indeed!”