How many times have you let moral injunctions try to lead you and end up in failure? Paul in Romans chapter 7 says, 'every time'. So then, we can conclude, we can let God rule and not rules.
"I have found the unbreakable law, that evil is present in me and is the very one who is trying to do good." (Romans 7:21, DLT)
Then how do we live? By trusting the One who both declares a thing and then does it, God.
I watch and listen to many who are teaching methods to let the SUPER-NATURAL power of God work through them. Okay, I'll rant a bit. If God is in you, your very life, and eager to get out at any moment to love your neighbor and enemy alike what more do you need? We don't need more but to submit to the immeasurable ability of God working through love through us. We don't need something added nor removed.
"For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but trust in Christ which works through love." (Galatians 5:6, DLT 'in Christ which' added)
Yep. This is it. "For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory." (Colossians 3:3-4, NAS77 emphasis mine)
So the only question is, 'When is He revealed?' Many put that out into the future like at the rapture, but no, God is revealing His son through you right now. One friend of mine put it this way; the only difference between now and then is location. Ponder the following.
"knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, that our body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin; for he who has died is freed from sin. Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, is never to die again; death no longer is master over Him. For the death that He died, He died to sin, once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus." (Romans 6:6-11, NAS77)
Conclusion. He is alive NOW. Thus we are alive NOW. He is our life and living. Sin has no authority over us which translates into righteousness rules!
If you know your Bible at all there is a myriad of stories of faithless people who turned out useful to God and His plans. The one I love the most out of the Old Testament is Samson. God said Samson would destroy the Philistines. But it looked like Samson was going to make love and not war. In short, God got His way through Samson trying to get his way. It is better if you don't sin, but if you do, that does not mean your life is not still under His rule. He will get His way.
Faith is not a commodity of which you can get so much you finally have enough. Faith is trust in another. Yes, Jesus more than once seemed to chide His disciples with a phrase like 'oh you of little faith' but then again He says all you need is the faith of a grain of mustard seed. It is so tiny yet grows into a tree in which birds make their homes. So then we get to trust Jesus. With what. Well maybe at first a cup of water, then a faucet and then a swimming pool. But it takes the same faith for each. Trusting another to provide what you need when you need it.
Some years ago Linda, I, and the boys lived each moment in utter need of His intervention. He would show up as bags of groceries or a friend upon whom He impressed to share a few dollars which perfectly matched a bill yet to be paid. (See our books titled Naked Faith Part 1 and 2.) Through that experience, we learned that from our perspective He was always late, but from the perspective of real need He was right on time. The awesome gift He has for us was to learn He is all we need and can faith Him (trust Him).
"I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all." (Ephesians 1:18-23, NAS77)
In so agreeing, He fills you.
Many suggest, and I have been one, that people should make Jesus LORD of their life. Well, the truth of it is much better. He IS the LORD of your life.
"Therefore also God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE SHOULD BOW, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." (Philippians 2:9-11, NAS77)
I had a friend who thought suicide was a sin that sent you directly to Hell. I'm glad he did, though I disagreed with him. It kept him alive, for he was suicidal. I also stood by the bedside of an overweight man with a very bad heart. He was dying from obesity, but the process took so long it did not look like a suicide. Yet another man I knew just quit eating. Again, it took a week or so to die so it was okayed by the Church. All these people had one thing in common. They didn't like their present address and were willing to pitch in and help God relocate them.
Let me just say this. You are the temple of the LIVING God and until He exits the temple, without excuse it is too soon.
Put another way, a brain attack is just as forgivable as a heart attack. But why kill what God is animating?
There are 613 Laws in the Old Testament and somewhere around 1050 imperatives in the New Testament. Most of us cannot recite 10 of these yet every day I hear a myriad of rules recited by believers that we must follow or 'go to hell' that cannot be found in the Bible. We know from Jesus's teaching the whole of all these Biblical 1663 laws is summed up in loving the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength and loving your neighbor as yourself.
How does this work?
Well, if you don't love yourself to the extent God loves you are not loving God much less your neighbor.
Dear Lord Jesus,
May I think with your wisdom.
See with your eyes.
Hear with your ears.
Speak with your mouth.
Touch with your hands.
Walk with your feet.
And above all,
Love with your heart this day.