Deeper Day 106: Holiness

Recently, I was talking with God and I asked Him, “How do You see me?”  I know you’ve heard me ask Him this in previous writings, but it’s something I really like to ask Him from time to time because it’s good to remember how much He loves us and honestly, every time I’ve asked Him, He’s shown me myself in a different way.

When I asked this time, I immediately saw myself kneeling on the ground with my head bowed and I was covered with what looked like a sheer scarf that was big enough to drape gently over my whole body.  I could still see myself underneath it and it looked as if the scarf kind of hovered lightly and very ethereally over me.

I asked God what the scarf was, and He said, it was my salvation.  He sees me through the covering of my salvation.  How amazingly beautiful was this visualization?!  (And how timely, given this devotional is being written during the week of Easter.)

God sees us, not in the shadow of our faults and our sins, but under the covering of our salvation.  Never ever forget that.  Before you were even born, Jesus had died on the cross to cover the sins of your lifetime.  I know that we all know that already, but it still causes me to pause in awe every single time I remember it.

Today, as you walk out life, remember that covering that you have been blessed with upon the gift of your salvation.  Let the memory of His sacrifice remain ever present in your heart and mind.

Prayer Moment:  When we receive salvation, we receive this covering I spoke of and this affords us a level of confidence as we navigate each day.  Today I encourage you to reflect on this beautiful representation of salvation and take a moment to journal a “Thank You” note to God for all He’s done for you.  I promise, this will make your heart feel so full!

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him Who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.  Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.  1 Peter 2:9-10

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.  Psalm 51:12