So you believe in God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit… What Now?!
“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own.” (1 Corinthians 6:19)
“And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” (2 Corinthians 3:18)
These verses answer how to come to God and die to ourselves. We ask how to do this, and we find out that we are already being Transformed through NO effort of our own. Through the Holy Spirit, we’ve chosen to believe in God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and in Christ’s Salvation. We showed up : ) We said, “Here I am Lord” – God does everything else. The evidence is all around us. We need to be aware that every kindness, every mitzvah, we do is evidence of God’s Spirit working within us and through us.
We can’t be hard on ourselves for WHO we are because we are who God created us to be. God delights in our quirkiness the way we delight in the antics of a child. God doesn’t want us to change who we are but to live according to our True Nature in Jesus Christ. He knows our weaknesses and strengths because He put them there. And God uses all of our weaknesses and strengthes to further His Kingdom if we stay out of His Way – eg don’t try to “drive the bus” ourselves
This is why Jesus says,
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart; and you will find rest. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Basically, Jesus is saying we can stop trying so hard! We are not called to use our own abilities to fix everything – including ourselves. We can depend on Him to do all of the fixing. We just need to show up. Then Watch Out! – Radical Healing Occurs! ❤️❤️ ❤️
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Mary, what a great reflection on the transformation God works in us. This so well reflects Luther’s teaching that salvation comes by the work of Christ and not my our own efforts. A great contribution during Reformation month!