More than behaviour

2 Peter 3:18
“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (NIV)

Today’s Thought
You’re trying.

-You have good intentions about praying, but when you close your eyes your mind races to a thousand lesser things.

-You want to volunteer for that project that’s been on your heart but you’re just too exhausted… and scared.

-You want to go to church on Sunday but it’s just so early—and the old excuses rage: ‘I don’t have to gather with others to worship, right?’

-You want to do the right thing at work but cutting corners X, Y, and Z, are the only way to get ahead!

-You want to lead by example with your friends but it’s so hard when thinly-veiled gossip is always the main thing on the menu.

The good news is that sometimes you see the fruit of your labour. But sometimes isn’t all the time—and it can get you down.

You look in the mirror—and more importantly, in your soul—and feel like a fake, a failure.

Today, I’m here to remind you about something you should never, ever forget. Tattoo it on your consciousness. Because it’s something that sets our faith apart from other religions all over the world and will give you hope for the journey.

Christianity is about a Saviour more than behaviour.

Did you know that? Unfortunately, it’s easy to forget. We think that the most important thing to God is how successful we are at living up to his commands and never making mistakes. And although he does care about how we live, and although he knows that following his ways are what give us meaningful and peace-filled lives, our behaviour isn’t the first item on the report card of our souls.

As strange as it may sound, trust your Saviour more than yourself.

Having a tough time? Lean on Christ. Uncertain about your direction? Lean on Christ. Feeling like you can’t get ahead by yourself? That’s okay. You don’t have to. They don’t call him the Saviour for nothing.

Christianity is about a Saviour more than behaviour.

By Matthew Ruttan

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