Here's a quick lesson in reconciling:

Most of you have some type of bank account, and every month you receive a statement from the bank showing the pluses and minuses for the month. Now whether you do or not, the bank sends you that statement so you can reconcile your information with what they have on file.

Reconciling is not about making up facts and figures to make your checkbook say what you want it to say. Reconciling with the bank means you have to make adjustments to your records to match what their books say.

In other words, the word "reconcile" is an accounting term which means to bring into agreement or harmony with the main account.

Well, the good news is:

"For it pleased the Father that in Him [Jesus] all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross. And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind, by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, TO PRESENT YOU HOLY, AND BLAMELESS, AND ABOVE REPROACH in His sight--" (Colossians 1:19-22).

I don't care what you think about yourself (what your account says) because what matters is what God's account says!

You have been reconciled to Heaven through Jesus Christ! And His account says you have been made holy, blameless, and above reproach IN HIS SIGHT.

So do the math...

These aren't made-up facts and figures. This is what the Bible says about you and I --we've been made the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:21). So, like I always say, you are more than you think you are-- in Christ.