Thursday, April 30, 2009

Its not our deeds that save us

In Romans 3:23 it says,"All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God". One verse that says so very much.No matter how hard we try,no matter what we do,we will always fall short.Its what is in our hearts,and having faith in Christ and asking His forgiveness and for Him to come into our hearts that saves us. Believing in Him,saves us,not the things we do.In this "Me" world we live in where everyone is trying to climb to the top,have the biggest house,the fanciest car,make more money than your neighbor,putting labels on who we are by the things we have is the wrong attitude to have.None of those things matter to Jesus.It doesn't matter to Him that we are the head of our company,that we wrote the best seller,or that we have the most amazing house in the most amazing neighborhood,its all what we do with out hearts. Its not if we go to church,sing in the choir,teach Sunday school,teach Awana,and the things just keep coming. We sometimes think we can never say no,because we have to be doing everything.A wise,loving friend helped me see,its okay to say no.Its not all the things or groups we are involved in,it is simply our hearts and where they are pointing to,and focusing on.We can get so caught up in all the things we are doing,we lose focus of our purpose here on earth,Christ.The verse is right there for us to see.We will always fall short when it comes to Christ,He is our Savior,our Rock,our God.He deserves all the praise for all we have,and for all we are.If we focus on Him,nothing compares to His love,and we don't have to work ourselves to death to try to get it,He gives it to us freely,it is our choice if we accept it.


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