Devotions based on Kenneth Boa’s book, Conformed to His Image

Our spiritual life is not a matter of trying to do things for Jesus but rather resting in what He has already done for us.  In Gal. 2:20 we see that Christ’s life is our life for this exchange is a work of grace and brings us freedom. In a nutshell our spiritual life is a continual process not a crisis. It is not based on knowledge but obedience. It is not external but internal. It is not automatic but cultivated. It is not the product of energy but of His enablement. It is not a dream but a discipline. It is not an unusual experience but a normal experience. IT is not a list of rules but a life relationship. It is not to be endured but enjoyed. It is not theoretical but intensely practical. When we think of expressing His life in us, it can only happen by the power of the Spirit. We can’t depend on our own efforts but our works flow from the power of the Spirit within us.  He lives His life in us, and we are like branches that receive through our connection with the Vine.  God works in us and our new nature we now have in Him is now our deepest identity. We are new people, and the process of transformation is progressive as we are conformed more and more to His character.  We might say our spiritual life is inside-out rather than outside-in. The Father strengthens us with power through His Spirit in the inner man ( Eph. 3:16-19) that we may work out our salvation. ( Phil.2:12) Let us live in the reality of our new identity and in His power