Romans 5:1 “We are justified (acquitted, declared righteous, and given a right standing with God) through faith” (Amplified Bible).
One main reason why many Christians are not able to live the life that is expected of them is due to the fact that they don’t know where they stand with God. The enemy knows that, when you know where you stand with God once you accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour and live accordingly, there is no way he can defeat you. Until you understand how God views you, you’ll struggle for His approval and worry that you never measure up to His standards. Have you ever felt that you are inadequate as far as God’s standards are concerned? What you should know is that Satan will always make you feel unworthy before God. That is part of his grand plan to frustrate you and prevent you from living the new life that you now have in Christ. As the scripture above is telling us, through Jesus Christ, you are justified, acquitted, declared righteous and given a right standing with God. This is your stand with God so far as you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. Do not allow the enemy to sow any seed of doubt in your mind or make you think that you are unworthy before God. When you know your stand with God, then you can boldly approach your heavenly Father with confidence. When a child commits an offence, he or she tends to hide when he or she sees the father coming. But when there is no offence, he or she quickly runs to welcome the father home. That is the same confidence you should have when approaching your heavenly Father. Because you now have a right standing with God, you are a beneficiary of all the goodies that your heavenly Father has provided. Next time the enemy comes with a doubtful thought as to what is your stand with God, do not entertain that thought at all. Always remember that, through Jesus Christ, you are justified, acquitted, declared righteous and given a right standing with God.
Confession for Today
I decree and declare that I am accepted, justified and secured through Christ with God in the mighty name of Jesus.