“Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh? Did you suffer so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain? Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith—”
This is a message that was one of the first God Gold messages ever sent out! While looking back through them this one caught my eye and really set my perspective back into the place it should be! As this lesson from the younger me impacted me deeply, I pray it will do all that and then some for you today!
Works of the law or hearing of the faith? I know I get caught up in the “religion” idea that I can do a bunch of good stuff then I’ll be seen as good before God. Not saying works are bad but the big question I asked myself is, “Isn’t there enough love and faith in my relationship with the Lord that I do good works without thinking twice?” When those works aren’t based on love and faith they are usually based on our own self-interest and I’m only doing them because I want to be seen as a Christian. Do we go to church on Sunday because it’s just something we are “supposed to do” or do we go because we love the Lord with all our hearts and want nothing more but to have our relationship with Him grow closer and stronger? Never really thought about that before but hope it convicts you like it did me! Daggum this stuff is stinking awesome!!!