My Issue With God
That’s why I really struggle with God’s grace.
Reference: Because of my integrity you uphold me
and set me in your presence forever. (Psalm 41:12 NIV)
Explore: I like to get things done. I feel better about myself when I have been productive.
My friends laugh that I actually have a plan of attack even for my days off. If I have a list of things I know I can complete by the end of the day – whether I’m working or on holidays – then I feel better about myself.
To say I’m task-orientated is an understatement!
Application: That’s why I really struggle with God’s grace. How can He love me and accept me based on Christ’s love, rather than on my actions?
Surely God can only truly love me if I fulfill a task for him?!
It’s not the case. He accepts me into His presence, not from anything I have done, but because of His love and grace. My response is to live a life of integrity to honour Him.
And, although I struggle that I can’t DO anything to earn His love, deep down I am so relieved that this is how our gracious God works.
Prayer: Lord, thank You for Your never-ending love. I know I don’t deserve it, but I graciously receive it, knowing my life is better with You at the centre. Amen.
How easily do you accept God’s grace?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible.
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