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Believe it, Live It
To be convinced in our hearts that we have forgiveness of sins and peace with God by grace alone is the hardest thing.” – Martin Luther. Our fallen nature seems to love reminding us that we are not good enough to receive God’s grace, the complete forgiveness of all our sins, past, present, future, and so much more, which in turn hinders our relationship with God by stealing our peace (a personal knowledge that we may go to God directly in a real and true relationship). As Martin Luther says in the quote above, “it’s the hardest thing”, why is it so hard to just believe and receive?
Well, because we don’t believe that we are good enough, and we as human beings have felt that since the very beginning, from in the garden of Eden “The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame” – Gen 2:25. To the next chapter of fear and hiding in shame “He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid” –Gen 3:10. God’s Word is very clear, that once we have chosen to trust Him with all our heart, that His Grace will do in us that which He has spoken in His Word, the Bible. All we need to do is to renew our minds in His truth (Rom 12:1-2). His truth has set us free, we just need to choose to believe it and live it.
God’s will Our Actions
The Will of God must first live in us if it is to be done by us” – Andrew Murray. How would you describe God’s Will? Theologically we can say that there are three aspects to it, but if we look at it from a relational and practical manner, we will find a depth and truth that is “all” His Will, wrapped in one.
God’s Will is His Word and His Word is Jesus Christ, as we read in John 1:1-4 and 14, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him, nothing was made that has been made….” Vs 14 “The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us…” The creator of an object knows the reason and purpose he created that object for, in other words, his reason and directive for it, or his will for it. God, the uncreated one, is the Creator of all, and the Creator, who is the Word, is Jesus Christ, who is in us, if you are born again.
Jesus is the Will of Abba Father, God. Therefore if we have a relationship with Christ (in us), and we choose to be obedient to Him, we are then following His Will by living it, by being led by Holy Spirit, in God’s Word, which allows us to do His Will. Eph 1:9, Col 1:27.
-Dr. Darrin Erskine