Self-Improvement Plan?

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.” Galatians 2:20a

God lives inside us. It is His goal that we simply believe and act on that fact. It is not a “someday”, it is now: He indwells those who have accepted His invitation to follow Him. He is bigger, stronger, and smarter than we are, desiring to overrule our bad decisions and live the God-life through us. If we really believed that, how might things be different?

  • We would recognize Satan’s lies (e.g. worry means love).
  • We wouldn’t be anxious about things that are far in the future.
  • We would be more discerning about people, able to see through to their hearts.
  • We would love more.
  • We would rejoice every time truth triumphs over lies.
  • We would have an eternal perspective.
  • We would serve others with wisdom and grace.
  • Our concerns about appearances would fall away.
  • We would trust Christ’s lordship of this world, doing our part, but  leaving the rest in His hands.
  • We would entrust our children to God, knowing He has a plan for each of them that includes us, but does not center on us.
  • We would learn to listen to our bodies, giving them what they need (e.g. food, exercise, and rest).
  • We would give generously.

We don’t have to adopt another self-improvement plan. We just need to yield to the Christ living within us, intentionally giving up our wills for His and letting His love, power, truth, and peace flow through us. When He lives in us, we become better people and the world becomes a better place!

“God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life fully yielded to Him.” – Andrew Murray

 

 

 

5 thoughts on “Self-Improvement Plan?

  1. What great words, Bev. I love the list of what we can expect to happen in us if we grow in our trust of God’s sovereignty and care. What an invitation to an incredible life. These words will stick with me. Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I love this! Thank you! [Sandi Gentry]

    [Sandi Gentry Team Logo]

    Sandi L Gentry, ABR, CRS, GRI, Associate Broker/Realtor

    RE/MAX Lakeshore, 133 Washington, Grand Haven, MI 49417

    T 616.935.1150 . C 616.638.3900 . F 616.935.1149

    sandigentry.com . Facebook . Twitter . LinkedIn

    We are blessed to have served over 300 families in 2015, exceeding $71 million in sales.

    [http://g1downloads.com/sg/images/remax-logo.jpg] Sandi Gentry—Real Estate. Real Results • People’s Choice Award Winner

    From: Walking Together on Holy Ground <comment-reply@wordpress.com> Reply-To: Walking Together on Holy Ground <comment+ew05fifhe1_ekvrtr8eb98u@comment.wordpress.com> Date: Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 6:59 AM To: Sandi Gentry <sandi@sandigentry.com> Subject: [New post] Self-Improvement Plan?

    beverlyvankampen posted: ” God lives inside us. It is His goal that we simply believe and act on that fact. It is not a “someday”, it is now: He indwells those who have accepted His invitation to follow Him. He is bigger, stronger, and smarter than we are, desiring to overrule “

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s