Grace Walk : 12 Stepping
Stones to Freedom and Victory


Take A Grace Walk

“For sin shall not be master over you,
for you are not under law but under
grace
( Romans 6:14).

But We Must Obey!?
Jesus says, “If you love Me, you will keep
My commandments
” (John 14:15).

For this is the love of God, that we keep
His commandments; and His commandments
are not burdensome.”
(1 John 5:3)

DID YOU CATCH THAT? "...not burdensome...".

Failure to keep the commandments is a symptom of the problem, not the problem itself. The real issue in disobedience is a love problem. If contemporary Christians spent as much time developing loving intimacy with Christ and His brothers and sisters, as they do in spending much time defining "proper Christian behavior"—the world would be a different place. A “grace perspective” views Christ’s commands not as obligations but opportunities for the life of Christ to be revealed through us.

We first love Jesus and when we do we are able to keep His commandments. He lives in and through us.

The Dilemma: If we fail, we feel that God does not accept us. Satan knows that if he can cause you to feel that God doesn’t accept you because of your behavior, he can keep you in the “far country” (Prodigal Son Luke 15) for a longer time. Sometimes we think we are succeeding at righteous living and we lord it over others. This is not love or grace.

Like the prodigal son, our heavenly Father will let us go to the “far country” if we choose. We learn that it isn’t the best choice for us. The Apostle Paul advises,
All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable...” (1 Cor 6:12).

Be Assured: When you know that your Father loves you and fully accepts you, an awareness of the foolishness of your sins develops and you longingly run back into your Father’s arms. He loves us unconditionally. Our behavior did not get us saved and it won’t “unsave” us. He loved us while we were sinners and yet His enemy; and He still loves us when we fail—even repetitively.

The Guarantee: Know this: nothing changes our sonship. Our sins do not surprise the omniscient God. He knows us.

The Victory: See yourself as God's son or daughter in whom His Spirit dwells and whom Jesus works through. Do not identify yourself as a "sinner saved by grace" and nothing more. You are a new creation. The old nature has died. Walk in your new identity.

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