What I’m starting to realize more and more:
It seems really, really hard to work your way to God.

I mean there is just so much we have to do…go to church, not cuss, not to mention just straight up be perfect.

Doesn’t that sound stressful? Especially the being perfect part. It seems impossible to work our way to God….

That’s because it is.

Isaiah 59:2 says, “But your iniquities [sins] have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.”

But Romans 5:20 says, “…But where sin increased, grace increased all the more…”

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” – Ephesians 2:8-9ESV

Trying to work out way to God will not work.

Your salvation is never based on what you do, but who you believe.
Jesus Christ.

(I just realized I've still been trying to work my way to God...thank you God for opening my eyes to the Truth again :))


·         How has trying to work your way to God turned out badly?

·         Believing that we’re saved by faith alone, how does that make you feel about God?

·         What would you like to tell God right now, in regards to salvation? Go ahead, tell Him :)

4/25/2010 10:44:03 am

I love this verse: "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." Galatians 5:1

We often burden ourselves again by the slavery "yoke" of trying to work our ways to God.

We MUST stop trying to work our ways to God and accept the free gift of grace - Jesus Christ - and believe :)

Now, let's DO pursue God and Christ with everything we have...worshiping - strengthening and deepening our relationship with Him. :)

4/26/2010 12:21:06 pm

It is such a relief to realize we don't have to "work" our way to Heaven. Like you said, WE CAN'T. Thank-you for reminding us! We just have to pray a prayer to Jesus, asking Him to forgive us and then ask Him to come into our hearts and be the Lord of our lives. If one believes that in his heart and prays the prayer, the MIRACLE happens! We become children of GOD and are ASSURED a place in Heaven!
THANK-YOU for all you do! X O!

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