Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. Romans 6:13-14 (NASB)
Our response to the grace of God is to yield ourselves (our members) to God as instruments of righteousness—not our own derived from the law, but the righteousness given to us freely by God through faith in Christ.
We take our lack, our emptiness, our weakness to Jesus then allow His grace to fill our inability to overflowing. Salvation isn’t just escaping an eternity in Hell. No! It is being fundamentally transformed on the inside to be able to rightly relate to God and the world as we yield to the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (NASB)
Walking in grace isn’t denying our lack, but boasting in it because our focus isn’t on an imaginary ability we now have because of Christ, but about his grace and power at work in our lives because of His love for us. Our focus has changed from us and our righteousness to God and His love and grace through Christ.
When God sees us, He is reminded of His Beloved Son Jesus, so He LOVES to see us coming. He is thrilled to bless us for Jesus’ sake. We focus on Christ in us, the hope of glory, which is the confidant expectation of God’s goodness in our lives because of Jesus.
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. Isaiah 1:18 (KJV)
“Come let us reason together…” What does He want us to reason? That though our sins were scarlet, they were completely removed and cleansed in the precious blood of Christ and now we are white as snow. When we start reasoning like He does, we will start walking in His life on this earth and His victory in every area of our lives.