Part three: Real Spirituality
So, what are we saved to?
We are saved to give God glory through our obedience
We are saved to share the gospel message with those who are lost.
Any more? Of course! There could many more added to the above list. The process of being ‘in Christ’ is all encompassing. In fact, Paul would go as far as describing us as new creations.
But in many respects the points above deal primarily with the external.
This is all good and well, but the scriptures are loud and clear that God doesn’t want to just do things through us, but also in us.
This working in us is the basis of real spirituality.
Spirituality is certainly a buzz word these days. Everyone wants to be spiritual, but for the most part spirituality is equated with a vague and/or unexplainable emotional experience. Not surprisingly, this experience usually centers on the those involved..
But real spirituality, that is biblical spirituality, is different.
It is the work of the Spirit in our lives to make us more like Christ.
Biblical Spirituality, at its heart, involves paying careful attention to God’s work of transformation – the process of becoming like Jesus.
And this is not an optional extra in the life of a believer.
We are saved from death resulting from our sin
We are saved to a life that is forever (that is, in this age) being transformed.
God wants us to be like Christ.
And it is the work of the Spirit to bring this about
In your life
Each and every day
Indeed as the youthful passion fades from our life, it is this realization that should stop us from being stagnant. In fact it should drive us forward more than youthful passion ever did.
But are we even aware of the Spirits transforming power?
……..to be continued.