Living the Good Life!

Feb 12, 2017 by

Living the Good Life!

Has anyone ever tried to scare by saying…
“You are going to get what’s coming to you”?

Well, today, I want to encourage you when I tell you, “YOU ARE GOING TO GET WHAT’S COMING TO YOU!”

Yes! “Because you belong to Jesus, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that causes you to live in fear and leads to death!” To experience that joy and freedom you simply recognize that – contrary to what you may have thought (or may have been taught) – “there is now no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus”!

When you received Christ, you did not receive a spirit of bondage and fear! Rather you received “God’s Spirit – because He adopted you as His own children. Now we can call Him, ‘Father,’ (Papa). And since we are His children, we are His heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory“ (Romans.8:1-2,15-17).

If you are still striving for salvation, or trying to obey the Law, you are frustrated and defeated, and – even fearful – because you can never “do” enough!  Read it again in this passage”

“The Law of Moses was unable to save us … So God did what the law could not do. He sent His own Son in a body like the bodies we have. And in that Body God declared an end to sin’s control over us – by giving His Son as a sacrifice for our sins” (Romans.8:3).

“He did this so that the just requirement of the Law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit” (v.4), and… allowing His Spirit to control your mind leads to life and peace” (v.6).

Living the Good Life

His resurrection life is full of joy and great expectation of the unbelievable inheritance we have in Christ. So, when we say, “You are going to get what’s coming to you!” as His Child – your anticipation grows as you realize all that is His is YOURS and the longer you wait the “more joyful your expectation”!(Romans.8:25).

What an Outrageous Life we have! Living with Great Expectation of His blessings in this life and the life to come!  Yes! You are going to get what’s coming to you –
Good things from your loving Heavenly Father! ~ Shelia Hart Artt
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Romans 8:12-25 – The Message Bible

12-14 So don’t you see that we don’t owe this old do-it-yourself life one red cent. There’s nothing in it for us, nothing at all. The best thing to do is give it a decent burial and get on with your new life. God’s Spirit beckons. There are things to do and places to go!

15-17 This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next, Papa?” God’s Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are. We know who he is, and we know who we are: Father and children. And we know we are going to get what’s coming to us—an unbelievable inheritance! We go through exactly what Christ goes through. If we go through the hard times with him, then we’re certainly going to go through the good times with him!

18-21 That’s why I don’t think there’s any comparison between the present hard times and the coming good times. The created world itself can hardly wait for what’s coming next. Everything in creation is being more or less held back. God reins it in until both creation and all the creatures are ready and can be released at the same moment into the glorious times ahead. Meanwhile, the joyful anticipation deepens.

22-25 All around us we observe a pregnant creation. The difficult times of pain throughout the world are simply birth pangs. But it’s not only around us; it’s within us. The Spirit of God is arousing us within. We’re also feeling the birth pangs. These sterile and barren bodies of ours are yearning for full deliverance. That is why waiting does not diminish us, any more than waiting diminishes a pregnant mother. We are enlarged in the waiting. We, of course, don’t see what is enlarging us. But the longer we wait, the larger we become, and the more joyful our expectancy.

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