Monday, September 1, 2008

A graceless world..

"If you're walking in faith, you use faith as the rate of exchange between you and God. God is pleased with you even though your actions don't measure up. Your life may be a wreck, but God is still pleased with you. Our religion says that is hypocrisy. On the contrary, the worst sin is self-righteousness — the attitude that God owes it to you because you've been good.

The difficult thing is that there are no role models for grace. Your employer hires you based on performance. The parent-child relationship is based on performance, even though it shouldn't be. When it comes to God, your performance can't earn you anything. If you sin, you need a savior. It is your faith in Jesus that will grant you access to God.

Most people accept this level of grace when it pertains to salvation. However, some of you may think that after you're born again, God expects you to pray and study; and if you don't do these things, God won't bless you. After you are born again, it doesn't change! Colossians 2:6 says, "As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him." When we are born again, we come to Jesus just as we are. In fact, if a person has a lot of sin, it's even more reason to come to Jesus. When it comes to being healed, it's a different story with most Christians. They think if you haven't read your Bible today or you had a fight on the way to church, it will keep you from being healed. That's a double standard. That's saying that the way you approach God after you're born again is different. Your actions may not please God today, but you can be healed or delivered in spite of it. "

Andrew Wommack

4 comments:

Joel B. said...

"The difficult thing is that there are no role models for grace."

Sad but true. I mean, there are some people who are walking in grace and modeling it, but they are few and far between. The reason it's so sad is because "the church" is a bunch of people who have supposedly immersed themselves in the grace of God. But as Andrew says here, many seem to accept grace when it comes to salvation, but it seems to stop there.

All of life must be by grace!

Craig said...

Well said Joel....God is opening my eyes more and more, thats why i guess God says to "grow" in the grace and knowledge of Jesus....just when we think we know grace, the Lord says.."there's more!"

dan lewis said...

yip- the issue of role models seems to be a recurring human problem- hence the sudden increase of 'fathers' in the church. If we just trusted the Holy Spirit to unveil 'the more' of grace and life we would be in far sweeter relationship- don't you think?!?

Craig said...

definatly bro....we only need one Father, The Father! Oh if we knew Him, His love, His grace, how different the church would be...and look to the world.