The other day I was wearing my birthday dress...and when I had worn it to church, Denae had told me that I looked ADORABLE... like the whole outfit, right now to my multi-colored-pom-pom bow I bought from the little girls section at Target, hee, hee, she said the whole thing was adorable, HER WORDS, NOT MINE, not that I was about to argue with her on the matter!!! ;)
So after I got dressed this day, I didn't even bother to look in the mirror, same outfit, same girl, I LOOKED ADORABLE, don't need to mirror to tell me otherwise! (Pastor said the other day in his preaching that we don't need to be looking in the mirror and saying we're ugly, BUUUUUT we shouldn't be looking and saying we're so cute either! Then he went on to joke about his son singing about being so good looking! After church I told Judah I understood EXACTLEY where he was coming from!!! I was like, you know what bro, the struggle IS REAL!!! Buuuuut we can be overcomers, DESPITE our good looks! AHAHAHAAHAAAA!!!) Anywayz, I didn't even look in the mirror and think I looked good, I just PLAIN AND SIMPLE,
THOUGHT I LOOKED GOOD!!!.
When I got to the church to drop the kids off for school and early morning prayer, on the way out I did actually happen to take glance at my adorable appearance...
I LOOKED IN THE MIRROR!!!
All over my ADORABLE shirt was my cold brew coffee mixed with my chocolate protein shake (Breakfast of adorable champions!;) I was liiiiiiike WOW!!! That's what happens when YOU DON'T look in the mirror!!! (And when you fill your cup up too much! Hee, hee!;) I was like maaaaaaan, here I've been thinking I was looking all adorable, and I got my breakfast all over my shirt!!! That's Mary for you!!! (An ADORABLE mess) AHAHAHAHAAAA!!!
At that moment, looking in the mirror, I couldn't help but think of the scripture in Isaiah, "But we are all an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags..." (Isaiah 64:6) So the condensed definition of righteousness means purity of heart and conformity of your heart and life to the laws of God. What this scripture is saying, is that all of our goodness, no matter what we do, or how close we follow God's laws, are as filthy rags in comparison to God's own purity.
We could never measure up or even come close, not matter how hard we try, to God's own goodness. We could never be holy enough, or pure enough or good enough to be equal to God's own holiness. When we think we are so holy, it's like walking around thinking you look all good but you actually have coffee spill stains all over your shirt. Our own righteousness is as an unclean thing, like a filthy rag, like a stained shirt! But because of God's own goodness and His purity, when applied to our lives, then we can be made righteous.
"For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be mae the righteousness of God in him." (2 Corinthians 5:21)