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Friends in Christ Weekly Message
March 8, 2008
Those who think they can do it on their own end up obsessed with measuring their own moral muscle but never get around to exercising it in real life. Those who trust God's action in them find that God's Spirit is in them - living and breathing God! Obsession with self in these matters is a dead end; attention to God leads us out into the open, into a spacious, free life. Focusing on the self is the opposite of focusing on God. Anyone completely absorbed in self ignores God, ends up thinking more about self than God. That person ignores who God is and what he is doing.
Romans 8:5-7 (Message*)
We must keep focused on God, and what God is doing in the world, not on ourselves. If we truly trust God, we will experience the reality of the Holy Spirit living in us. That reality will lead us to action in the world, often in concert with others, that will help bring about God's kingdom here on earth.
Are you focused on God and not on yourself? Do you experience the reality of the living and breathing God within you? How is the Spirit inspiring you to act in the world?
* The Message version ©2002 by Eugene H. Peterson.
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