I’ve gone through seasons in my life when I stressed holiness over grace and others when I stressed freedom over holiness. Neither brought me the joy of the Lord.
“Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace.” Romans 6:14 NLT
Sin isn’t my master, for I’m a child of God even though I still sin, God’s grace covers me and enables me to grow closer to Him so that I’ll sin less. Get it. I remember when I’d beat myself up for not measuring up to someone else because they were kinder, more holy or a better example of a Christian than me... This is all too common in our churches, but it’s not Gods will for us. Yes, He wants us to be taught and mentored. No, He doesn’t want us to be like anyone else... except Jesus. We’re to be disciples of Christ, not disciples of another person or preacher. #discipleofchrist #BEthechurch #childofgod #goodgoodfather #grace #repentance #holiness #shalom #onespiritonechurch #dailydevotional