We know that we rely on God’s grace to do anything good, to ourselves and others. But our lives also embody a message.
When we follow Jesus, we become a message of faith, hope and, above all, love. It is our willingness to become better that makes a difference and that willingness should transpire in our lives.
Being a message of love is the very foundation of our calling. God is love and he came here in human flesh to show us the way.
Yet the way is not a path, but a person, Jesus. He is who we were always meant to be. He is who we are called to be.
Being of the same mind as Jesus turns us into a message of love.
For us that’s impossible, because it is God who makes all things possible. We can only start being of the same mind as Jesus when God makes his home in us and shares his divinity with us. For that to happen, all we have to do is accept his love.
As we accept and seek him with a humble heart, his Spirit deepens our roots in that loving mind and we become expressions of his love.
Does that mean we’ll never fall again? Of course not!
We are not called to seek perfection, far from it. Trying to live beyond the level of conscience that God has given us will lead us to crash and burn. And falling is always a lesson in humility.
Although we will fall, seeking the Lord as our life supply will give us the peace of mind that we are forgiven. Because the righteous will live by faith and express God by loving one another.
Merry Christmas, friend!