Right Standing With God...

Updated: May 3

Who may abide in your tabernacle?

Who may live on your holy mountain?

He who walks uprightly

And works righteousness

And speaks the truth in his heart.

Psalm 15:1, 2

What is God saying to you from this passage? Listen. His Word speaks. I am hearing there is no way I can entertain sin and be in right standing with God. He requires holiness. Purity. Some think we can live for the devil and we will be fine if we have ever asked Jesus to be our Lord. They are under the impression we will be welcomed into Heaven. Somehow, that doesn't sound plausible.

How can we have clean hands and a pure heart? How can we be as innocent as children? We can't by ourselves. Unless we abide in Him and He in us we can do nothing...nothing of any eternal value. We can never be perfect. We will never walk uprightly, never work righteousness, and never speak the truth in our hearts without God’s enabling and the empowering of His Holy Spirit.

There's nothing we can do but accept the forgiveness freely offered in Christ and ask Him to create clean hearts in us. He wants us to become as innocent and trusting as little children."And He said, "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven". (Matthew 18:3)

True confessions. My daughter was visiting and left an ugly scarf at the house. It had nasty looking skulls on it. I thought it was so repulsive I threw it out. When asked if I knew where the scarf was I said no... I reasoned technically I had no idea where it was that moment. Did you know liars will be in the lake of fire? I confessed. None of us has arrived. We all need the grace and forgiveness of God. I pray we will speak the truth. Blessings, Beloved.


About Me

Rena was born a block away from a fascinating tide pool in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has taught Kindergarten to Grade 12 in a Public school, Christian schools, homeschool, and in an International school in China. She has four beautiful children...a baby in Heaven...a very cool husband...published three books (A Life Set Free, Mommy & Baby's Journal, and Bubs Bunny Goes to Camp) and painted a few paintings. God has given her incredible opportunities to be involved with short term missions around the globe as an Ambassador with the Department of Eternal Affairs. Her personal story is one of healing from brokenness. God took an abandoned, fearful child and is using her life to show that nothing is impossible when our lives are surrendered to God.  Her greatest joy is to bring joy to God's heart. She  sincerely hopes this blog is a blessing to you. 



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