I am unfinished realness.
Lostness had cursed the image-of-God design
of my being. Detached from my Creator, I could never be myself. Satan had
successfully stolen, killed and destroyed the glorious creation of God in me so
that I was a liar like him, a pretense, a sinful zombie masquerading as a
Justification by faith in Jesus Christ
returns me to the opportunity to be my real self. The moment that God made me
alive in Jesus Christ, I was alive to healing, forgiveness, cleansing and
walking in eternal attachment to God.
Sanctification is transforming me from my
sinful, sarky and worldly pseudo-self into my holy, righteous and like-Jesus real-self.
Glorification is at the finish line of the
race promising me that full restoration into every bit of the reality of being
my real self in Jesus Christ, becoming fully like Jesus in every way the Triune
intended before the beginning of time.
My realness is unfinished. Bear with me.
But don’t let me get away with unrealness.
There is a wonderful gift of grace that all
God’s children can be transformed into the same realness as Jesus Christ our Savior
from one degree of glory to another.
However, much of that transformation
happens when we attach to one another in Christ in order that our relating to
each other grows to be like the Triune relates among themselves.
So, let us who are alive in Jesus bear with
one another in the agapè-love that understands that none of us are completed
realness. The best of our experiences of being ourselves in Christ will always
leave room for improvement.
This is why agapè-love must be central, because
it covers the multitude of sins still in God’s children and makes the safe
place for us to grow up.
At the same time, let’s spur one another on
to the agapè-love and good deeds that not only make us more like Jesus
ourselves, but create the environment for everyone to mature into his image and
Being like Jesus is what the quest to be
our real selves is all about. Come to Jesus, and he will return you to realness
by making you every bit your real self in him.
© 2020 Monte Vigh ~ Box 517, Merritt, BC, V1K 1B8
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