The Color of Righteousness

Did you love to color as a kid? It is not just for kids anymore. As adults, we are seeing a return to coloring. Stores are stocked with hundreds of choices of adult coloring books, pens , crayons and markers. It is a great outlet to express ourselves; we get to choose what we want our finished picture to look like. In the same way, we choose what color we want our hearts to be colored and what we want our life to look like. It has been said that, “You see a person’s true colors when they are in desperate circumstances.” The true color of our heart determines what will come out when we are under pressure.

We have two choices of heart colors, darkness or light. Darkness is the color of a heart without Jesus and His light. When we choose Jesus, though, we are choosing light and the color white for our hearts. White represents purity, righteousness and freedom from sin. Only He can wash our hearts to make them white. He is clothed in white. All is white and light with Jesus and He wants us to be of the same color inside. When He moves in, He makes it so!

“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” Isaiah 1:18 NIV

There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. Matthew 17:2 NIV

One color that Jesus does not prefer for our hearts is grey. It is that in-between color that does not commit to total darkness or total light, but a mixture of the two. Have you heard that grey is a dangerous area? It is dangerous because we are letting some darkness is. Darkness and light do not go together. Jesus demands pure commitment:

I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. Revelation 3:15 NIV

Do we want to be spit out of His mouth? Absolutely not. This verse will remind us that serving Jesus is about pleasing Him. If He wants 100% then we have to give Him just that. This may seem like a simple devotional about things we already know, but I think it is always wise to go back to the basics and make sure our foundation is strong and pure. A fully committed heart for Jesus is a beautiful thing.

Dear Jesus,

Thank You for loving us the way we are , even when we mess up at times. We are so grateful to be able to know You and Your cleansing power to color our hearts white. Please help us to keep the darkness out by making wise choices that You approve of. You see everything. Convict us of wrongdoings so we can become more like You. Thanks for being that BEST friend who will tell us everything we need to know. We love You so much! Amen.

Love and prayers to you all,

Just me. Just His. Nothing else will do.

Tina


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