There’s a kind of resurrection that occurs. We walk in darkness. It’s our natural state. We are born into it. At first we are unaware. Slowly it becomes more and more apparent. Seeing, we don’t see. Hearing, we don’t hear. Nor do we understand. Then something happens. A light shines through our darkness. This light reveals our darkness. We must choose. This light is the good news announcement. God did for us what we could not do for ourselves. In that moment we recognize that we are more wicked than we ever imagined, but God is more merciful than we could ever deserve.
In that moment we stand on the threshold of the Kingdom of heaven. We ponder our dilemma. We repent...in that moment we have a change of mind. In that moment we see things differently. In that moment our hearts are changed…we are given a new heart.
We have entered the narrow path. We have been redeemed. Purchased with a price. Like a merchant seeking the finest of all treasures and finding it, God sells all to purchase us. The purchase price is the life of Jesus, through the shedding of His blood.
We are overwhelmed. Our tears are met with a humble prayer. “Oh Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner.” In that moment He already has. There is now no condemnation. Nothing can separate me from God’s love. I am more than a conqueror. We all are!
Now I walk in the light. I no longer have to earn God’s approval. Like I could in the first place. I now have God’s approval. God’s approval is the essence of my new heart. It’s why I now walk in the light.
David Putman is founder of PTG and a Lead Navigator for Auxano.