I have learned something from personal experience: trying to change myself without God’s help is miserable and extremely difficult. Furthermore…it’s impossible. It is possible to change our own behaviors, but it is impossible to change our own hearts.
We need God’s grace, and His power to change.
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9 (KJV)
“God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.” 2 Samuel 22:33 (KJV)
“Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.” Philippians 2:12-13 (KJV)
When we dwell on our sinfulness, and when we analyze and analyze ourselves, we do not grow spiritually, and we do not overcome our defects of character. The only way that any of us can grow spiritually and experience victories over sin in our lives is by embracing God’s grace and power, and by surrending and cooperating with our loving, merciful, and gracious God.
I would like to close with this beautiful song entitled “Grace” by Laura Story.
I hope that this blog post has been a blessing and encouragement. I also hope that you all will stay tuned for my next blog post in my Bible Prophecy series. We will explore Daniel 11 further in this blog post.
Blessings and courage to all. 🙂