I sometimes wonder if we put too much emphasis on ourselves in our modern day Christianity.
If the pendulum has swung a little too far away from conversion to helping yourself, or helping God help you.
God doesn’t need any help.
I see why old time preachers preached for a conversion of heart to God. I’ve been thinking a lot about how if there has been no regeneration of heart, no rebirth into the new nature of God, no surrender admitting helplessness, that you cannot possibly please God. Those who are determined by the flesh can’t please God (Rom.8:8).
Many people think that the phrase “God helps those who help themselves” is in the Bible.
The message seems to be “God helps those who realize and admit that they cannot help themselves.” They totally depend and trust in Him.
I sometimes wonder if we have to do anything. Perhaps it’s true we just believe, trust, and have faith, and the Life of God is then allowed to have its way in us and will manifest in loving ways through us “neonaturally.”
Maybe we spin our wheels trying to get people to do anything…