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.
He encourages u-turns whenever necessary.
Faith means trusting God for the running, the re-evaluation, the resting and the restarting.
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