Communion Community and Mission.
Fall getaway was a great time to getaway to connect with God and people. I was personally challenged by God through our speaker David Robins by 2 things. Today I will just comment on one and hopefully get to the other later this week.
You can not perfect the flesh. It is so simple yet so easy to forget. If there is nothing good in my flesh there is no sense in perfecting it. It makes more sense to kill the flesh or deny the flesh or replace the flesh with something else entirely. That is what God does for us He removes our flesh and gives us His Spirit. Yet we are in the already but not yet tension. We are already a new creation, but not yet. We are in process. It is in this process that we can get confused. As we attempt to grow rather than relying on Christ to grow us and change us we can begin to rely on ourselves. When we rely on ourselves we are trusting ourselves and trying to perfect ourselves or our flesh. Rather than asking God to give us the growth we try to grow ourselves Rather than trusting in the promise of Philippians 1:6, “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” we trust our ability grow ourselves. I know that I am guilty of trusting my ability to grow myself, and the message this weekend was a good reminder, and course adjustment to begin again to trust God to make me who He wants me to be.
How are you trusting your own ability to grow?
How can you adjust your course and trust God to grow you?