I have often struggled in my Christian life trying to earn God’s blessings and favor. As a Christian, I thought I was saved by grace but sanctified by grit.
The Bible says, “As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus The Lord, so walk ye in Him.” (Col. 2:7)
How does one receive Christ? He is received by faith. And this is how one grows to be like Jesus.
Paul wrote, “The just shall live by faith.” We can not overcome the sins of our flesh, the world, and the Devil on our own! Even though we are redeemed, our flesh is still fallen.
Victory for Sanctification is won by faith. We must believe that Jesus is greater than the pleasures of sin and run to Him in time of need. (Hebrews 11:25/4:14-16)
The gospel is effective and necessary in our spiritual growth because Christ’s act of sacrifice and His resurrection have already won the victory over sin. He wants you to be free!
We have been given God’s Spirit to testify we are the children of God. And He works out fruit in our lives to make us like Christ. We must believe God wants to bless us. (Hebrews 11:6)
Do you believe that you can grow closer to God? Do you believe you can overcome sin by the grace of God? If you do not believe, then you will never grow because “the just shall live by faith.”
God is so good! This link is a video that gives amazing perspective on our redemption: