“In obeying, a rational creature consciously enacts its creaturely role, reverses the act by which we fell, treads Adam’s dance backward and returns”(C. S. Lewis).
Read that again. Slowly. Then read it again. Read it as many times as it takes to sink in. It took me more than a few times.
Every act of obedience to God brings us one step closer to God’s original design. We come one step closer to reversing the effects of original sin and the fall.
Only God in Jesus can undo all the evil and chaos that resulted from Adam and Eve’s original disobedience, but He chooses to work through our obedience, accomplished only through the power of the risen Christ living in us.