Why does spiritual growth and maturity seem so difficult? We’re not just saved by grace, but able to live by grace, flourishing with the Spirit flowing through us. The Bible is a powerful operator's manual for building a Spirit-filled life in a world where perfection can only be found in God's loving vision for living. Flowing in the Spirit will help us circumvent real-world barriers---pain and sorrow, temptations, self-doubt, sin---so we can flourish even in a dark and broken world.
We are reminded by Pastor Marty that our lives are not a self-improvement project, they are a God-project. It is His job to renew our minds. Yet it is our job to guard our thoughts. The way we live will always be a reflection of the way we think.