God does not send us into the dangerous and exacting life of faith because we are qualified; He chooses in order to qualify us for what he wants us to be or do." Eugene Peterson
The reason there is so little crime in Germany is that it's against the law.
- Alex Levin
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Robyn Rochelle Cox
Loving God in the Moment
Seeing this quote, I laughed.
Thinking about this quote I began to weep.
I was reminded of so many of the people that I have met here in this country that live under a deep seeded belief that God is about Rules. They have confused God with religion.
That age old misconception we do what is right because the LAW/God tells us to. Instead of the wonderful GOOD NEWS that we love God not because our religion told us to, but because He is GOD the HOLY incredible, awesome, powerful, loving, creator and we desire a relationship with Him.
Why do we do what is right? Not because it is the Law - but because relationship with Him is a sweet gift and treasure.
Following what is right to do is a JOY not a RULE.
Of course then Joy must be defined: not Happiness but that deep knowing of His presence. Not the waves on the top of the ocean i..e. happy/sad...happy/sad...happy/sad. But that still place under the current. That calm place. That deep place of knowing that you are doing the right thing. That place that produces JOY.
"What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace might
increase? May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in
it?...Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body that you should obey
its lusts, and do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as
instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive
from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. For sin
shall not be master over you, for you are not under law, but under grace."
.... (just read the whole of chapter 6...wait: just read the whole of the book - giggle)Now, when I read this I am reminded of the things that I have not relinquished. Those things that keep me bound up. Those sins that I commit. Oh, please my Lord. Help me to live not under Law but under Grace in these - my issues! Teach me Lord, Teach ME. Change ME Lord Change ME Lord... Change ME in my sin-issues.
Allow me to walk freely, doing what is right.
Allow me to be your light for those in this rule-driven society. To be encouragement to those that are driven by rules instead of by relationship with you.
But, remember He calls us to do what is right. And because we love Him we desire to do that. Not because it is a RULE but because it is right.
Law decreases the fruits of the spirit/God's Grace produces the fruits of the spirit.
I am no theologian. But I know the difference in my own spirit when I choose to sin, or choose to follow rules -rigid and unloving, or choose to do what is right under the sweet guidance and love of my Sweet Jesus.
I just really want to have more of Him and less of me.
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