Wednesday, September 17, 2014

"Work Or Relationship?"

"But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name."  John 1:12

We think living for the Lord is all about service-- working for Him.  True we have received the commission to reach the world and preach the gospel.  We are to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the sick and those in prison.  And, yes, we are to let our lights shine before men that they may see our good works.  But if serving God is all that you believe it is to it, then you have missed it.

Jesus died on the cross to reconcile our relationship with God the Father.  He died so that we could become the sons and daughters of God.  He desires a relationship with you more than He desires your service for Him. 

God could do the work that needs to be done by Himself without us.  All He has to do is speak it and it would be done.  But the far greater thing that He wants took more than commanding words, it took a demonstration.... it took the death of His Son Jesus.  "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8- NIV)

God the Father loves you.  Jesus loves you.  This is not just a song the children sing, it is the truth.  Do you have that relationship with the Father through Jesus Christ the Son?  Or are you just a worker, a church attender, a religious person?

"Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God." (1 John 3:1a) 

Have a great day.  God the Father wants a relationship with you more than He wants your work for Him.

For further reading:
1 John 3:2
Romans 8:14
Matthew 5:9
Galatians 3:26 

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