Today is the final part, so here goes:
Idea # 3
We have to get ourselves right with God
This one is probably the most popular pre-conceived idea. Many of us feel that we need to get our lives right with God. What I mean by getting right with God is getting rid of the ugly stuff that either goes on inside our minds or the ugly stuff we find ourselves acting out once in while (or some of us three or four times in a while).
This is also probably the hardest pre-conceived idea to put straight. How often have you thought, ‘well if I just clean up my act, or if I could just get rid of this one thing in my life then I’ll have a better relationship with God and I’ll experience God more”?
For some people they think they have gone too far to ever be right with God so they just turn away from Him embracing the very thing they have struggled with for so many years.
Well all that is a complete lie! I want to tell you today that there is nothing you can do to get right with God. Even if you clean up your act you’ll still be as far away from God as the biggest sinner! The great news though is that none of us have gone too far to be right with God!
Let me explain. In Philippians 3:8-11 Paul tells the church in Philippi that the only way to be right with God is to just believe in him and then have faith that he can change you.
You see it is not you who makes you right with God, it is God and God only, and all you have to do is let Him do it!
In Ephesians 2:8 we are told that it is only by Grace we are saved, and that Grace is a gift from God. So today, do you take the gift God is giving you? Are you prepared to let God make you right and start working in your life?
If you want to know God, experience God and take away that heavy weight of trying to be a somebody then let go and let God transform you, all you need is to believe he can do it, that’s faith!