Saturday, November 03, 2007

Obedience … a real possibility

When you placed your faith in Jesus Christ as your Savior and your Lord, a life of obedience to God became a real possibility. In fact, it should begin to manifest itself as a reality as you experience his sanctifying work. The Holy Spirit set you free from the bondage of sin and death and enables you to live a Christ-like life.
Because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. – Romans 8:2

For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. – Romans 8:13-14
This is incredibly good news. This is the Gospel of Christ meeting our practical need to change and giving us the powerful grace to experience this change as a reality. Obeying God really happens when we, in faith, submit to God, put to death the junk in our lives, and live by the Spirit.

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