Monday, August 20, 2012


I like it when someone will help me with a project. I like to work hard but a burden shared is more fun. Many of us started our Christian life enthusiastically. A shared project. An adventure. A few are still there. Too many have become just plain sour. Going it alone. Trying to be perfect. They could never convince another that a life in Christ was a good thing. Faith became work. Coal mining type work.
The difference? Some of us have turned play into a job.
Maybe you or someone you love have moved from the early stages of loving God and doing whatever came out of that to slaving for God without a job description.
God thinks this is foolish. God asks only that we love him. We do this by following his son, Jesus. God even helps by the Spirit visiting us right this moment. Think of how crazy you acted when you first fell in love. Give the same to God. Think of church and church life more as a sandbox with God encouraging you. You are loved unconditionally. God only wants what you have to give back in your own unconditionally love towards God.
How foolish can you be? After starting your Christian lives in the Spirit, why are you now trying to become perfect by your own human effort?  Galatians 3:3 (NLT)

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