Galatians 3:1-14

day 5

Ah, Galatians 3 – here resides a concept that I claim as a life verse:  O foolish Galatians! …Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh?  Many quote some powerful ideal or challenge for a life verse but mine is an often needed kick in the pants.  “Hey smuck…why are you doing that again?”

Now to be fair to myself, I don’t think I’m trying to earn God’s favor or my salvation.  I’m just trying to run the race set before me but I get distracted and keep straight when I should have taken the first left.  When I find myself at a dead end and out of steam, it’s usually because I was so intent on running I missed the latest Spirit directions.  I don’t like having to stop — because once I cool down I might not want to start running again – I may not be “inspired”. What if I quit?

Whoa!  That sounds a lot like trying to live by the “law of doing”!  Humm, so now I see the connection between forsaking the law of performance and embracing faith. Faith says “He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion.” No one of His will be left lost in a cul de sac.

About God?
He encourages u-turns whenever necessary.

About Me?
Faith means trusting God for the running, the re-evaluation, the resting and the restarting.

About the World?
We practice faith everyday.  It’s what (or who) your faith is IN that matters


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