- Romans 8:18
For the time being, Christians are called to live up to their identity in Christ. As we do this, we wait in full expectation of the coming inheritance that is ours in Christ. This waiting holds an element of trust. The trust holds an element of hope.
Christians trust that God has redeemed our souls, that He is working on renewing our minds, and that He is going to even save our physical bodies. This is the reason why we move in the direction of living up to who we are in Christ. Because we believe God is working in us, we submit to Him in daily living. This is living by faith. In our faith (trust), we expect God to fulfill His promise of full redemption of our whole being.
- Pastor Randy