Sunday, April 25, 2010

It's so hard to avoid hypocrisy. So often I know the right thing to do and don't do it. The mind is willing, but the body is heart is prone to wander and choose lesser joys over Joy. I can't change on my own. I can't just try harder. I need to surrender my heart and follow God's leading. Praise God for the Spirit's conviction and the grace to continue in sanctification.


Stephen said...

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.(Ephesians 2)

It's all Christ and it's all grace, which is very good news for us good churchly hypocrites :) We are new creations and must count ourselves as dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.(Romans 6:6) It's great! be encouraged! :)

Craig Sturm said...

God has given you a new heart with new desires...desires for him. Pursue Jesus as the greatest treasure in your life and the other "treasures" will grow strangely dim in the light of his glory and grace.