This blog excerpt is based on Jeremy Pearsons’ Charis Minute “A Grace and Faith Conversation”
And when grace speaks to us, faith should be our only response to what grace has already provided or said.
The word “amen” means so be it, and that’s an awesome response of faith to all that God has provided.
In other words, if grace has said "You are redeemed," faith responds, and says, "Amen!” If grace speaks, and says, "You're healed," faith responds, and says, "I believe and receive that. Amen!"
It has nothing to do with how you feel. It has to do with the truth of what God has provided. If grace has spoken to you, and says, "You are clean from the top of your head to the soles of your feet. You are My righteousness." Faith responds, and says, "Well, I don't feel righteous. Look at all these sins I've…." No! Faith responds, and says, "Thank you! I receive my cleansing. Amen!"
Grace says, “Take my robe of righteousness,” and faith responds, and says, “Thank you. It fits perfectly. AMEN!"
Now it takes real faith to say that. It takes true faith to say that God's robe of righteousness—the one that fits Him, the one that Jesus Himself wears—fits you. But you can! Just put it on, and say, "This fits, and it belongs on me. AMEN!"
Tradition and religion that are not founded in the Word of God will fight that. Your own soul will try to fight that. And those old feelings of unworthiness will try to rise up and fight it in the name of humility, but that's not humility. True humility is just simply saying whatever God has said about you.
If God says it's true, you say it's true. Grace calls you the righteousness of God, so you call yourself the righteousness of God!
Can I get an AMEN?