Defy the gravity of sin and circumstance

By Dave Henning / July 25, 2017

“But as we lay hold of God’s promises and walk in His power, His Spirit in us allows us to defy the gravity of sin and circumstance, and to pray as one who has been and will continue to be redeemed from this life on earth.”- Susie Larson

As Susie Larson concludes Chapter 1 of Your Powerful Prayers, she encourages us.  Susie underscores that God invites us to a life marked by power and conviction.  In addition, that life abounds in love and pours out insight.  Also, as we walk and talk with God, read His Word, and trust His heart, we change from the inside out.

Ms. Larson notes that 2 Peter 1:3-4 explains what it means for followers of Christ to have the Spirit of the living God alive in our souls.  Inspired by the Holy Spirit, Peter wrote:

“His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.  Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.”

Thus, God invites us into back-and-forth dialogue with Him as we embark on the adventure of faith and obedience.

In conclusion, Susie astutely observes that “we can have as much of God as we want.”  Therefore, Ms. Larson asks, do we consider ourselves believers only because we trust Christ for our salvation?  Or do we take it a step further?  Do we actually believe that:

  • Jesus wants to hear from us?
  • His promises ring true for us- with our whole heart?
  • our ongoing conversations with God actually impact His influence in us and through us?
  • whether or not we pray truly matters in the whole scheme of things?

May we live like God’s promises are true.  Because we’re certain, in the depths of our souls, that His promises really are.

Today’s question: What promises of God enable you to defy the gravity of sin and circumstance?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “God wraps His glory in hard circumstances”

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