It never ceases to amaze me how complex and powerful our minds are. I guess really it’s not our minds that are powerful but rather, it’s the spirit of Christ in us that gives us that power.
“For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us… The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments, for, “Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.” -1 Corinthians 2:11-12, 15-16
And yet with all of this power we have, the power that rose Christ from the dead is living in us, we still manage to deem ourselves powerless against such things as sin. It’s all in our heads. All of it.
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but a spirit of power and love and a sound mind.” -2 Timothy 1:7
We can’t live our lives in fear of what may be but we need to live our lives in the power of what has already been done. Yes, there are grey areas, but it doesn’t matter because grace covers it all. We are not supposed to live in fear of sin, but in the freedom of grace. That’s what the new covenant is all about.
The beauty of grace is that it makes life not fair…
And the thing I find most amazing in amazing grace is the chance to give it out. Maybe thats what love is all about…