I am still processing.
Allowing the Lord to change me and sink those principles so far in I can't forget them.
She suggested not to "tweet it before you eat it" - which of course I laughed out loud to, and then subtly tried to put my phone down, hoping no one noticed I was about to tweet something she just said. (Just kidding. Or am I?)
Anyway, it's been a couple days, and these were my major takeaways so far. Just the point-by-points. Maybe I'll be able to summarize and explain them more later. Maybe not.
Romans 6:6 reads "We know that our old self was crucified with [Christ] in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sn."
Some things in our lives need to hear a loud "NO LONGER."
No door is too dark that Jesus Christ would not be willing to enter and make himself the exit for even 1 person. We can't get him dirty. He will go anywhere for anyone. He wants you. No matter what you've done, where you've been, or who you are. If I whole-heartedly believe this, I should be extending his grace to everyone I meet.
Living with your 'salvation by grace' but your works under the law will make someone neurotic. The whole Christian life is to be lived out under grace.
It's time to let the old dead self go.
The prodigal son said to his father, "I am no longer worthy to be called your son." I have often thought this and come to God saying, "I am no longer worthy Lord." The problem with this reasoning/ repentance is, it assumes I was at one point worthy. I was never worthy. Jesus Christ is worthy enough for me.
Grace is not the equal antithesis of our sin. If I have sinned, for example, to a "9," I do not get a "9" in grace... I get a 9,000,000. Grace is infinite. It drowns my sin.
Oh my goodness, that summary does not even do justice all the Lord is teaching me. Back into the Word I go to study and learn and let it all sink in. Lord, help me to get this grace thing.
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