Saturday, September 26, 2015

Free to be honest

Performance is embedded in the very core of our being. It is the fruit of believing we can be our own god. The exact same lie Adam and Eve bought into when tempted in the garden.

This is now so subtly and deeply embedded in our hearts and a part of our make up, it is our default approach to everything in life. Only by the Spirit of God, through the grace of God, bringing it to our attention, do we ever see and abandon it. This is not a one time event but a constant ongoing process.

Thank God he frees us and allows us to take an honest look and admit this deeply ingrained and hidden inclination away from Him because we know in so doing He does not reject us when we are in Christ. Because Christ has removed the barrier between us and God and gained God's total love and acceptance of us we no longer need to deny our deep distrust of God. 

He loved us before we ever trusted him. 

Rom 5:8  but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 

In Christ we now have every spiritual and heavenly resource. 

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places," - Paul the apostle. Eph 1:3

#distrust #Performance #Acceptance #Honesty 

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