Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Tuesday, November 9, 2010
So many people who have given their lives to Christ, still think that they have to do something to achieve acceptance, when all along, the Blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ, has already accomplished its intended purpose. I can only put this attempt to seek recognition down to a "Lack of Faith".
I can remember how I tried to seek the Fathers favor and would think that I was never good enough. But there came a day, thank God for His faithfulness, when my eyes were opened to His word and the truth set me free from "Works". I tried everything in my power to feel loved and accepted, but in the end, nothing worked as I thought it should have. The teaching I grew up with, made it impossible for me to please God and so I began to think that my efforts were a complete waste of time, which in fact was really the case.
Friend, it was not until I realized that there was nothing that I could do to make God change His mind about me, that I finally came to the place of understanding. I do not profess to have all the answers, however, this one thing I do know, I have being redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb, and nothing I can do or will ever be able to do will make any difference, because it was never about my attempts to become righteous, and had everything to do with my heavenly Fathers love for mankind.
Today, we do not have to strive to be accepted, for it is by faith and faith alone that we can received the complete work of the cross in our lives and no amount of effort on our part is going to make any difference. We walk by faith, as an act of our worship and allow the work Jesus completed 2000 years ago on the Cross of Calvary to bring glory and honor to the Most High God.
I am so grateful that after fifty years, I have now been able to grasp the fullness of His intention on that Cross and that I can declare I am a new creation because of the New Covenant. Oh the glory that is Jesus, it surrounds my understanding and made it possible for me to enter into His divine presence, knowing full well that I have been redeemed.