New International Version (NIV)
8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.
"I Believe" - Chris August
I've been reading about a church movement to bring the Kingdom of God here on earth. What I've seen of it would greatly disappoint me if I believed it to be true. The glory of God will be more than gold dust and feathers floating over a worship service, Scripture has shown it will be such glory that it would be unbearable to us in our mortal bodies. I certainly don't want to limit God, because as God He can do as He pleases. Still I eagerly wait for the revelation of His full glory when I do see Him face to face. Until that day I will share in the sufferings of Christ, and in doing so, I will remain faithful. When God chooses to be silent I will still speak for Him. When God chooses to move, I will move with Him. I will sin but God will perfect. He will answer my despair with hope and my sorrow with joy. Whatsoever He has promised in His Word, He will bring to pass. I may struggle to count it all joy; but by the power and strength of God, I can.