Originally posted by mokko
Just wondering what peoples interpretation of this is. It's a repeated theme in my life, to let go and let God. What do you think this fully entails? How do you know if you've truly let go and let God take over? Because it doesn't seem to fit with the whole God helps those that helps themselves approach.
Can anyone clear up the contradiction for me? Or show how the two can co-exist.
God helps those....is not biblical. To let go and let God is a cliche that many Xtians use to help explain that we are to crucify the flesh and live to God. It is really the crux of Xtianity. This is where true "change" comes in. It is a topic that takes meditation on scripture and prayer to God to understand and make it your own, if you will.
These are some verses to start with...
20 "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
8 Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ
9 and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith;
1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.
2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.