my search to understand the bigger picture

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

VOTD-May 2

Daniel 9:17

"Act out of who you are, not out of what we are."

long story short, the speaker here is basically asking God to act favorably towards them, even then they deserve much worse.  he's asking God something quite profound.

the great news is that God does this for us all the time.  he absolutely does not act out of what we are, but ALWAYS out of who he is.  and He asks us to do the same.

so how can you say you are doing that?  when someone upsets you, do you act out of who you are, or out of what they are (or have done)?  this is powerful.  one of our pastors spoke on this the past 2 weekends.  if we are confident in our identity in Christ, then we no longer need to act out of what/who people are.  we only act out of who we are.  soon we find ourselves free to live in a way that is NOT dictated by the circumstances around us.  what glorious freedom that is.

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