WE must respond to God's PLAN for salvation, His promise of eternal life, by bellying up to the altar of God (wherever that is, and, no, not just church, ANYWHERE, one can DRop to their knees and say, ' I don't want to live like this no more. I see you soo trying to draw me to you, Lord, and, I keep making moves away from you. Not no more, no more! I will LIVE my life for you. I ask for forgiveness of my sins, please, Lord, I love you, you are my Saviour forevermore, I know you will never leave me nor forsake me when I am with you. I am yours, NEVER going back to who I was or what I did. That is not me, and I will fail in sin, I know, I am not going to deceive myself but your grace through my faith in YOU is ENOUGH. Keep me forever in your arms, I am yours, Holy Spirit enter my body, I pray, that I can become used by Your powler in me. You are from Him and you are Him, my helper and friend, my Comforter, my peace to my soul. Amen.'
^This is right STANDING with God, this full-bodied, whole heart commitment to show God you are His is EXACTLY how I feel led to believe what I mean by righteousness leads to our choosing Christ.
I then believe we are imputed the righteousness of Christ AFTER we have shown God our commitment to choosimg Him, who drew us
Here below is from a website, hubpages.com , and, it explains this understanding of how righteousness of our own FAITH to choose Him, that is faith not of ourselves (He gave us all a 'measure of faith.'), in this GOD INCREASES our faith in Him, with accepting His Spirit, and, then following Him. The Lord leads. '...you follow Me.' We gain Christ through a faith in Him given us and that faith GIVEN us is for us to choose to be following Him, by faith, for Scripture says, 'The righteous shall live by faith (no, it's not earned, no works! But, YOU will work His Spirit working throigh your spirit)
Righteousness is the platform and springboard of salvation. This means that it is our response to God’s will for us that grants us salvation from the bondage to the sins of the world and their consequences. Salvation has been freely poured out by God on the world as shown in the text above..
RIGHTEOUS RESPONSIBILITY: But it is only tho,se in the world who respond to God’s desires of righteousness for men that eventually receive the free gift of salvation (see John 1:12). Subsequently, righteousness becomes the standard and practice of the saved person (see Isaiah 44:21-22, Romans 10:8-10). This involves desiring to know and being willing to do God’s mind in all cases at all ties (see Proverbs 3:5-6, Isaiah 1:18-19). Hence if we are in the faith, we should live by faith, because all sin begins with doing what ‘self’ wants for self. That is, what carnal mind desires for carnal man.
Righteousness is the upholding of God’s will as a principle of life. Therefore, resolving to uphold this principle releases to and on us the grace of salvation, which also encourages and enables us to master this principle of life.
BE CONSIDERATE: Do you presently live by life’s principle? You ask, “what is life’s principle?” It is living according to your creator’s mind. You come to know this if you seek all that is pure and noble for man on earth. And if you seek, the gracious God who has already released this freely to the world would gladly lead you to it, because this is His greatest desire: that you may have life and have it abundantly. Abundant life is yours if only you will ask for it from its Giver this very moment. It is the best and simplest thing to do in all the world, and you certainly will be glad you did.
DO IT NOW!
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