The Gospel enables us to assess our lives with joy because we know that we are accepted by God. In 1 Corinthians 15:10 Paul says, “But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them – yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.” 

God’s grace has made us what we are, which is not cause for lethargy but progress in the Christian life.

The Christian life is both resting in the grace of Christ and striving to walk in the way of Christ. The former provides our foundation and the latter our mission.

How do you plan to strive to walk in the way of Christ in this new year? Check out our downloadable Living with Purpose assessment tool for help. 

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