two cents

April 19, 2016

1 John 3:2-3
New International Version (NIV)
2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. 3 All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.
Now we are children of God. Everyone who exercises genuine saving faith becomes a child of God at the moment of belief (Jn 1:12; Ro 8:16; 2Pe 1:4), though the truly heavenly, divine life in that person (cf. Eph 4:24; Col 3:10) will not be revealed until Jesus appears (see Ro 8:19). In the meantime, the Holy Spirit is working into us the image of Christ (see 2Co 3:18). We will be like Him. This phrase introduces the fourth feature of the believer’s hope in 2:28–3:3. When Christ returns He shall conform every believer to His image.

Today’s devotion is about grace.
Even though there is a dynamic tension between what we should be and what we really are creates spiritual stress. The great fact is we can trust that God is at work in us and for us.
Part of our faith walk is always believing that we are being changed for the better every day. You have to believe this or the idea of “walking” with God is rather pointless. The whole message of the bible is both redemption and hope, expecting change is an object of faith, faith and hope in the change of our nature, our behavior, our attitudes, and it’s a  change on the outside as well as in the inside.

Oral Roberts main belief statement was “expect a miracle”, mine is “expect change” and not just two cents, (hopefully you get the pun).

 
God bless from scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

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