What is it that no longer has any value?
What is it that is now the only thing of value?
“What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith.” – Philippians 3:8-9
I hope you are sitting down, if not please sit down now. I have some very bad news.
Everything you have ever done or accomplished or will do or will accomplish- it’s all garbage! This is the spiritual path and anything short of that is a works based path that will not amount to “the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith.”
For some people this news can shock them for others it makes them angry but for a few, we lucky and fortunate few it equates out to a peace that passes ALL understanding. For a few it equates out to a life of dancing with God at the sight of a bird feather blowing in the wind.
Why only a few?
Because so many people want and need and have to have measurable quantities in their relationships to include their relationship with God. But here is a secret that was hidden till the time of Christ and revealed through the cross.
God’s Love cannot be measured nor can a relationship with Him!
A relationship with God cannot be weighed or calculated by what a person did or does- it’s ONLY by faith that we can have this relationship! That’s it the only thing you can bring is just the smallest amount of faith and as He enlightens you through difficulties and challenges- you will grow in His Love as you live by faith- fully knowing that He is in control and He Loves you and He will work things as He knows what’s best for you.
Here is a contemplative prayer for you. For the next several days as you go through your day as God reminds you say this to yourself as often as you can, write it down and have it some place you will see it for the next several days:
“not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ”
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