The Door to New Life!
Scripture teaches Hand-in-hand truth. This is a recurrent Bible theme … and in Metamorphyx, the book I’m writing. God chooses us in His sovereignty and grace. Yet we are responsible to receive and believe (see John 1:12). Divine power and human choice are both at play in a faith decision. God’s revealing presence rises with the sun every morning, but He does not do the receiving and believing for us. We must grab hold of the ‘door of faith’ and crack it open to new life.
Oswald Chambers says this, “We have to realize that we cannot earn or win anything from God; we must either receive it as a gift or do without it. He can do nothing for us as long as we think we are self-sufficient. We must enter into His Kingdom through the door of humility.” What does the gift contain? The truth of Christ … which is our salvation, a living force, active life-energy, and an indwelling reality (see 3 John:3).
Have you opened the door of faith?