Since we had an excellent discussion Sunday about Romans 7 and 8, it’s been on my mind. This morning I decided to read it in the Message, and I was impressed by this bit from the middle of chapter 8.
This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next, Papa?” God’s Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are. We know who he is, and we know who we are: Father and children. And we know we are going to get what’s coming to us–an unbelievable inheritance!
Since part of our discussion was talking about this “dead body” of the old man that we drag around with us so often, and how we need to just drop it and live our new life, I loved the line about grave-tending. How often do we mull over the past, fuss over things that simply have no control over our lives now that we are alive in Christ? Don’t tend the grave–let the dead rest, and walk on in newness of life!
And the trusting “What’s next, Papa?” I just LOVE that!
There was also a neat passage in the beginning of the the 7th chapter, but I must go. Maybe later.
Blessings on your day~