After church this past Sunday I drove my kids down to my parents house in South Carolina. We are trying to make the most of the few days we have left before the close of our summer. My older sister has 5 children and the cousins just love being together. As you can imagine, 8 children under the age of 9 can be quite chaotic. And so, Monday Morning Commentary is coming to you on Tuesday. I could not let the week go by without commenting because this series is shaping up to be so challenging.
My husband preached from Matthew 16. He told us that we must relentlessly protect our identity. He said that Jesus did not die just so that I could be forgiven. He dies so that I could be transformed.
He talked about how there is a gap between what we feel and what we are. For instance, the scripture says that we are the light of the world and that we are to be holy as God is holy. But the reality is, I don’t always live that out in the day to day. My husband beautifully explained that grace is so much more than a commodity to save me, it is the power to CHANGE me.
Knowledge of who God is allows me to have access to everything I need for godliness (2Peter 1:3). I love that. I don’t want to spoil the message for you, if you have not already heard it, but it ends with a wonderful illustration to help us understand how to access God’s grace (hint: it’s in the Cloud!)
See you tomorrow!