Are you doing enough for God?

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The operative word in that question is “doing” The Gospel of Jesus Christ turns on that word.  The law is about “doing“.  Grace is about “Being“.

Folks who work hard to be a “good Christian” miss the message of Christ’s ministry. (By the way, there’s no such thing as a “good” Christian.)

For some (I was a “some” for decades) living the Christian life means reading the Bible to find out the things God wants us to do for Him, then go about doing them. (There’s that nasty word doing again.) The “some” folks I know personally who thought that way eventually burned out, dropped out or gave out.

This may come as a shock to some, but God doesn’t need us to do anything for Him. God’s desire for us is to rest in His sufficiency. Jesus wants us to allow Him to live His life in us, for us and through us. We are His children. He loves us unconditionally. There’s nothing we can “do” to make Him love us more. There’s nothing we could “do” to make Him love us less.

For no one is declared righteous before him by the works
of the law, for through the law comes the knowledge of sin. Rom 3:20

But now we have been released from the Law, having died
to that by which we were bound, so that we serve in newness
of the Spirit and not in oldness of the letter of the law. Romans 7:6

Christ calls us into an intimate and personal relationship with Him. He wants us to surrender our lives and our wills to His life and His will. When  we do, we can abide in Him, rest in Him and He will produce fruit that He grows in us and through us.

I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. John 15:5

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2 thoughts on “Are you doing enough for God?

  1. WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR YOURSELF? THE BEST DECISION I EVER MADE!! SOVEREIGNTY OVER SELF

    A person’s race, sex, or sexual preference, age, ethnic origin, roots, time and place of birth, doesn’t matter. Any common, ordinary, and even limited person can change. You and I must accept we are all flawed because such is the reality of every human being.To be alive now, in this lifetime, or lifetime after lifetime, if you choose to believe in such, positive changes, which anyone can make, will become your benefit for all eternity. Once I liberated myself from the debilitating effects of being a slave to MAN-MADE INTELLIGENCE (all of which emanates from FLAWED SOURCES), I found my way out of the trap that held me in the world of pain and suffering. My TRUE SELF-emerged. When such a determination has been made from within the depth of one’s life, change becomes a healthy and vibrant seed, blossoms, grows and germinates to create value no matter what shape your movie (miserable life or otherwise) has been in up to now. Life WILL seem different if we approach it seeing every birthday as our turning “zero” and every day as a new beginning. We also might want to consider ourselves to be like the lotus flower, the metaphoric symbol in Buddhism which teaches us that absolute perfection will grow from a tiny self-germinating seed within a funky, stagnant swamp.

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