Are we living in the reality of what Paul lived in? "The life that I now live..." I'm not living my life any longer. It's not my life any longer; it's His life. When man moved out of the life of God, he moved out into the realm that all of us have known, the knowledge of good and evil. When he comes back in, God brings him into Christ. Man is now a new creature--with a "brand-new" center and direction. God is now going to lead us; He's going to bring us to maturity. We're sons.
How do I know I'm a son? Because the Spirit of adoption has come within, whereby we cry, "Abba, Father." Hallelujah! This place is so simple; don't try to complicate it. He has given us the power; now let us live by His power. It's only as we turn our backs on the power , as we try to work things out in our own strength, that we do not sense the presence of God. He's still there, He hasn't changed, He still loves us with an undying love that we cannot fathom; but He wants to reveal it to us, He wants to work it through us! It takes maturity for the love of God to spring forth, for you to love because God is loving through you. In this place we will see every circumstance we find ourselves in as an opportunity to experience God. Not moving without Him--moving because He's moving.