Relaxing In His Process

I often hear from people who read my blog, that have no idea that I post a regular podcast each week. That’s probably because it is on another website, TheGodJourney.com. As I take off for a week’s vacation with Sara and my daughter’s family, I thought I’d highlight the one we did yesterday, because we stumbled on to an essential freedom in this journey that I wouldn’t want many of you to miss it, or the wonderful conversation going on in the “comments” section.

It’s called “Living Beyond Our Transformation” and talks about the frustration people often feel at the freedoms they don’t have yet in their lives, as they struggle with temptation, fear, or anxiety. One of the great realities of knowing we’re loved and engaged in a process with Jesus, is that we get to relax in that process. He’s the one changing us and making us holy so when we come across those “unchanged-as-of-yet places” in our lives, we don’t have to try and outperform our relationship. Attempting to do so will only lead to certain failure and frustration as he has not yet made the inward changes in us necessary to sustain the freedom.

Whether you listen or not, I thought this encouragement is one that’s greatly needed and points the futility of living to a set of standards, that may express God’s holiness, but not the process we must be engaged in with him so he can make us holy. This is his work remember. He told us that apart from him, we could do nothing! I think the greatest failure of religion is to hold up a set of standards and demanding people meet it, without showing them how to engage a relation with Jesus that is essential for us to live in his holiness.

Transformation results from an ongoing engagement with Jesus. When you’re in that process you don’t have to panic when you find yourself unable to be perfect today. Instead you will be drawn back to him so that as your relationship with him grows, so will your freedom.

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  1. Howard SCHULTZ July 7, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Thanks Wayne, beautiful post and so true about the journey. Yet i see God from the day one of belief, us stepping out of Adam and into Chrit the second Adam, and God our Father stepping into us the unholy ones yet from God the Father’s advantage, he through his son Jesus Christ views all the ones that believe as Holy. For his Son Jesus Christ took away all sin at the cross, so Father; who can know no sin, can live in the ones that believe, teaching us to say no to unrighteousness, by trusting Father to do this in us through the Holy Ghost that shows each individually truth that sets them free. No longer under the law a school master. Now equal to the throne by Christ, The Father and the Holy Ghost
    I find this has to be true otherwise Father could not live in anyone except Christ Jesus. Nor would the Holy Ghost be able to unless the day we first believed, we were made Holy, Perfect forever from Father’s sight. So Father (to me) sees through his Son perfect unto you and me as perfect, training us to trust and know his voice, thus through this by free will we are led

  2. Howard SCHULTZ July 8, 2012 at 12:39 am

    Thanks Wayne, beautiful post and so true about the journey. Yet i see God from the day one of belief, us stepping out of Adam and into Chrit the second Adam, and God our Father stepping into us the unholy ones yet from God the Father’s advantage, he through his son Jesus Christ views all the ones that believe as Holy. For his Son Jesus Christ took away all sin at the cross, so Father; who can know no sin, can live in the ones that believe, teaching us to say no to unrighteousness, by trusting Father to do this in us through the Holy Ghost that shows each individually truth that sets them free. No longer under the law a school master. Now equal to the throne by Christ, The Father and the Holy Ghost
    I find this has to be true otherwise Father could not live in anyone except Christ Jesus. Nor would the Holy Ghost be able to unless the day we first believed, we were made Holy, Perfect forever from Father’s sight. So Father (to me) sees through his Son perfect unto you and me as perfect, training us to trust and know his voice, thus through this by free will we are led

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