Are you earning it?
Is God obligated to you? (hint-LOL-good luck with that)
What is your righteousness based on?
“Now to the one who works, wages are not credited as a gift but as an obligation. However, to the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness.” – Romans 4:4-5
I have a confession to make, I am an ungodly being, there is nothing not one iota of righteousness in me! On my best day and in my hardest effort my very best is like a screen door on a submarine. There is nothing I can do about it and I don’t have a snowballs chance in hell of making it any better.
This is the only point to where you can ever hope to find righteousness. The difference between Gods ways and ours is night and day. Yes I know you have had to earn every relationship you ever had before. But God is God and not like any relationship you have ever had before. This spiritual fact won’t change no matter how much you try or how much effort you put into it.
So paint the smile on your face, jump the pew and shout whatever makes you feel right. Pick the laws that work for you and carry the guilt and shame with you for the rest of your life. Be depressed by your heavy burden and beg for others to pray for you and to be delivered, or, or you can simply TRUST!
Yes I know what you are thinking- “this can’t be right, I have to do something” “What?! this is heresy” “how can this be” “but what about_______.”
Can you “by faith” turn it loose and let go of your efforts based religion? Can you trade it in for a Love that is above any kind of Love you have ever had? Can you see a relationship with God as the only thing that makes you righteous?
If you can’t, I understand but I have to tell you the pain will continue. The pain from His righteous law and the guilt it imparts is relentless – that is just the way it works. His law is perfect and it does a perfect job of leading you to rivers of water that will wash your guilt and shame away in an instant.
Which do you choose?
Don’t Worry- Be Grace-Full!!