BOTH SIDES OF THE EQUATION
This confusion over our value and identity is sometimes most acute in revival, as the outpouring of the Spirit always brings an increased awareness of our sinfulness.
Some of the greatest hymns of confession and contrition have been written during such seasons.
But the revelation of our sin and unworthiness is only half of the equation.
Most revivals don’t get past this one point, and therefore cannot sustain a move of God until it becomes a lifestyle.
It’s difficult to build something substantial on a negative.
The other half of the equation is how holy He is on our behalf and who we are as a result.
When this is realized, our identity changes as we embrace the purpose of our salvation by faith. At some point we must go beyond being simply “sinners saved by grace.
”As we learn to live from our position in Christ, we will bring forth the greatest exploits of all time.