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Marysville , Michigan, United States
My name is Morgan and I'm 19 years old and go to Michigan State. I am looking forward to what God has in store for my life, but I don't know exactly what those plans are yet, but I can't wait to find out. This blog is where I will be real about how God is working and moving in my life. I don't have everything together and I don't have things all figured out, but I do know that God will use my brokeness and turn it into something completley beautiful. I pray that I will continually be immeresed in God's word, falling more and more in love with Him each day, glorifying Him in all that I do. If anyone reads this, I hope it can help encourage you in your walk with Christ as well. :)

Monday, January 28, 2013


It's the end of the race. Only 500 meters left to go. You turn the corner and can see the finish line. Your body's tired, but you push past the pain and sprint as fast as you can to step over that line. You've made it, maybe just barely but you did, and that's one of the best feelings in the world. That is what today has felt like for me (and it's only Monday). And days like today, I come running to my Father.

No words can describe how wonderful it feels, after a crazy, hectic day to run into the arms of the Father. His comfort is unfathomable. His majesty, uncomprehendable. No matter what happened that day, no matter how much you've messed up and lost sight of the prize, He stands there with arms outstretched, ready to catch you. Ready to embrace you.

Even though I fall short of God's glory immensely( Romans 3:23) I am still seen as holy and righteous. It is because of His grace through Jesus Christ that I am redeemed. God, the sole creator of the universe, the definition of righteousness, sees me, a sinner, as righteous, holy and blameless in His sight! Let that one sink in a minute!! 

When God looks at us, he sees us as His Beloved Son, in whom he is well pleased! Jesus' righteousness has been credited to us. (2 cor. 5:17)  God treats us as if we have lived blameless and holy lives like Christ did. He doesn't see our shame, or how tired we are from chasing after the wrong things, or trying to be "good" people. He only see's His Son. Perfect. Blameless. 

As humans, we tend to dwell on our short comings, or sometimes pretend like they don't even exist, always comparing ourselves to other people. But we do not gain God's approval by doing the "right" thing, or trying our best. We cannot trust in our won self effort.  Romans 4:5 says that  "to the one who does not work but trusts God, who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness."It is by faith and not by works that we become righteous in His sight.

That becomes such a good reminder. It allows us to really examine our lives and motives behind why we do the things we do. Are you loving God's people because it is the right thing? Or are you truly seeing the world through God's eyes, loving on the lest of these because of what God has done for you, through grace? Sometimes we get caught up in the motions and forget to stop and stare at the power of our God and what He has done for us.

Romans 5 says it so sweetly, "Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ through who we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance, perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has even poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly...But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."

Christ died for us. For me. For you. For the sinners. Because of Him we am free. We are unchained. We are blameless.