The center point of religion is a relentless effort to “do” and perform which to be frank exhausted me all to hell and worried me to no end.
In the heart of Grace is the relentless Love that creates the Peace that passes all understanding because of the Gift beyond compare. There is no “doing” in Grace only Rest (Faith) in what has been done “Finished” by The Love that now is relentlessly and unconditionally with me Always.
How do I know this? The religious part because I used to be stuck in it. The GraceFull part because I am growing in it.
The voices sound like this:
The religious: “I have to do something about what I did and what I am doing. God is angry at me for this and I must work harder to make him pleased with me. I hope no one saw me or is seeing me struggle. Oh why me?! God let me work harder, do more – Oh I know I will compensate by working in a soup kitchen really hard and then everyone will see me as a good person. and God will love me”
The GraceFull: “Jesus Finished it – Rest in this. I am complete in what He Finished – Rest in this. Just focus on loving others right Here and right Now.”
If you want to dig into this way of seeing God and Gods Love click the link in the words below:
“For through the law I died to the law so that I might live for God. I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:19-20