Tag Archives: Spirit-filled life
Diligence vs Dependence
There is a spiritual tension between two concepts of what we must do to become all that God intended us to be – to live in a way that pleases Him. On the one hand, we are incapable (Romans 5:6) … Continue reading
New wine! Empowered by grace.
And He was also telling them a parable: “No one tears a piece of cloth from a new garment and puts it on an old garment; otherwise he will both tear the new, and the piece from the new will … Continue reading
No longer a robot
Romans 6 tells me that I have died to sin when I died with Christ. Often, I do not feel so dead to it. Temptation and sin still can have a strong pull, urging me to live for myself and … Continue reading
Enabled to do His will
“Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death?” Paul says in Romans 7:24, grieving over his inability to perform in life in the way he feels that God intended for him. For … Continue reading
Frustrated with yourself?
“For what I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate. . . . For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that … Continue reading
Living in Dependence
“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him. . .” Colossians 2:6 NIV “Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish … Continue reading
“Now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the judgments which I am teaching you to perform, so that you may live and go in and take possession of the land which the Lord, the God of your fathers, is … Continue reading