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Thursday, March 6, 2008

Have You Lost Your Senses?

Hey- I just copied it right from the Bible.

I've been noticing lately some of the questions Paul asks us in his writings. He was a man after my own heart. No beating around the bush for that man. He wants to know something - he just comes right out and asks. Then if he thinks you didn't get it the first time, he goes ahead and asks again in the next few sentences down from the first question. When he wants to get a message across he pretty much tells it like it is.

In the book of Galatians (3:3) he says these simple words that have been ringing in my heart for the past several days...

"Have you lost your senses?

After starting your Christian lives in the Spirit, why are you now trying to become perfect by your own human effort?"

Somewhere/sometime in our life we became a child of God by opening our heart to His perfect grace and by receiving the promise of salvation. We heard the gospel preached about what Jesus did for us to redeem us. Hearing the gospel gave us the faith (Rom. 10:17) we needed to believe it . We accepted it and opened our mouth (Rom. 10:9-10) to receive the salvation offered to us. In that moment of time the Holy Spirit came to dwell in our human spirit and made us a new creation. All we had to do was believe... and receive.
It's still the same today and everyday of our Christian walk. For every promise of God, it is the same. We hear the gospel, we believe the promises by faith. We open our mouth to receive.

It really is THAT simple. We really do tend to lose our senses sometimes as we "try so hard" to become perfect in our human ways. God just wants our simple original faith- hearts that believe in Him no matter what our head says. Hearts that yield to Him no matter what living in this imperfect world brings our way.


mlm said...

Hubby and I were just reading this yesterday, and we found that verse 5 was particularly encouraging for the moment.

Thanks for sharing. We're all foolish Galatians at one time or another.

Jane said...

I too have spent some time this week in Galatians 3. I'm learning more about how simple it really is, but we (or I'll confess me) make it much more difficult. We think too much. We analyze things too much. We try to wrap our finite minds around an infinite God. Or is that just me? :)

MLM said...

Jane: Thinking too much has always been an issue with me. Glad to know I'm not alone...:o)