God is the Ultimate Artist, who Displays His Wonderful Grace by Taking Spiritual Zombies from the Graveyard Bringing them to Life and Beginning to Work through them to Accomplish Good Things in this World. Then, for all Eternity, He will Display them in his Gallery, as his Greatest Artistic Masterpiece – Trophies of His Grace.
The Holy Spirit Wants to Open Our Spiritual Eyes, So That We Might Get to Know God Intimately.
God is the One Who Both Desires and Effects Heart Change AND He Uses Our Prayers in the Process!
When it comes to Spiritual Growth and New Year's Resolutions, we are called to live within the tensions of "Our role and God's Role" and the tension of being "Covered by Grace", and yet, "Challenged to Growth.