Matthew 22:37-39 NLT
How many of us love our self? We have done things in our past that may question our worthiness. Even our current lifestyle may not be the one we believe is right for us. We have a problem wrapping our arms around the fact that the Grace of God allowed us to become saved.
Because of God's grace our past actions and lifestyle does not matter to our salvation. We are saved just as we are. There is no work to be done to obtain our place in heaven. That work was finished at the cross.
Ours sins, past, present, and future are forgiven. Jesus took them away on that awful day when He gave up His life for ours. He took away all curses, all sickness, all disease. By His stripes we are healed. We are not punished when we sin, but we don't sin because our nature is changing to be the nature of Jesus. Our mind is being renewed a day by day. Each day brings us closer to being Christ like.
As born again believers we have the spirit of Christ, the Holy Spirit in us. And our spirit is one with Him. Our spirit is already with Him, but the rest of us is working out its salvation with fear and trembling. We are to love God with all our heart, soul, and mind. And then to love our neighbor as our self.
And the more time we spend in communion with Holy Spirit, the more our heart, soul, and mind are changed. Our thinking changes. Our soul becomes Christ like. Our mind becomes renewed to the be the mind of Christ. Praise God!