Acts 17:24-25,28 “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. 28 ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.
My friend Jimmy Pena recently said “God doesn’t need my body to spread the gospel, I do.” Isn’t that the truth? I think we often elevate our role in what God chooses to do through us. We often mistakenly think that we have much more to do with the outcome of our faith than we really do.
As we’ve journeyed together this week in participation with God’s Presence, we have come to know that power found in it. God is gracious enough to not hold us accountable to things that we do not know, but He is faithful enough to hold us accountable to the things that we do.
Knowing that our strength and capability comes from knowing who He is and who we are in Him, we now have a responsibility to act in obedience to that knowledge.
Is there is any part of your life today that you are acting independently of the Spirit? Maybe it’s in your marriage, a friendship, work, mission or ministry. In obedience to the knowledge of God, would you be willing to repent of that today? Would you be willing to enter into God’s presence and be fully exposed to the places you’ve forgotten God’s power for?
Sin is not shame. Sin simply means we’ve forgotten who God is and who we are in relation to Him. Sin exposes our forgetfulness of His sovereignty.
Go on now. Turn back. Remember and be renewed.