Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Falling From Grace

You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace. (Galatians 5:4)
Falling from grace is not about falling into sin. It is about falling into self-reliant, performance-based, behavior-oriented religion. It is falling out of intimate relationship with God. It puts the focus on us and not on Him. Any time we try to justify ourselves in any way, we have moved away from the way of God’s all-sufficient grace.

If you find you have fallen from grace and have been trusting in yourself, repentance (trading your thoughts for God’s) is always a beneficial thing. Set your focus on Jesus and trust Him in everything.

1 comment:

  1. I can finally say that I feel I have an intimate relationship with God. I talk to Him everyday. I even started a journal that are letters, prayers and thoughts just to Him.

    I fell from grace, but I'm so grateful that His arms never closed and He welcomed me back. I wonder now how I ever thought I could do this on my own!