“He can work through us – or around us. But His work is of no benefit to us until we choose to allow Him to work in us.”
Chapter 6, Page 63 –
As I suggested at the beginning of this conversation, we have reached a transition point, a critical juncture in developing a deeper, more intimate Grace-Faith Relationship with God. In fact, I’m going to suggest that wherever you are (mountain camping, traveling in an airplane, or actually sitting in an easy chair near the fireplace), you take a break from our conversations and contemplate what we have just discussed. Take two hours or two days or a week to consider the work of the Holy Spirit in your life, how He interacts with you and how you will respond to His work in you. Confess to God your acceptance of Jesus as Lord and Savior and accept His gift of the Holy Spirit into your life.
This is not about whether you are in a saving relationship with God. God has already provided salvation for the entire world (1 John 2:2) and made it available to each of us when we accept it (John 3:3, 5). This is about our cooperating with the work of the Holy Spirit to be made alive. He can work through us – or around us (think: Pharaoh of Egypt or King Saul) – to accomplish His purpose. But His work is of no benefit to us until we choose to allow Him to work in us (see Ezekiel 37:14).