by lovePosted: December 8, 2010
So often I think I have to earn God’s acceptance by behaving really well. I try really hard, by my own strength to be disciplined, read Bible everyday, not commit any scandalous sins, etc. Yet, regardless of how hard I try, I fail everytime… It’s because I forget that my salvation isn’t based on my performance, but rather on Jesus Christ. It’s so assuring to know that even when I fail so much, I am still accepted in God’s eyes because He sees me through Jesus! It’s pathetic that I even try to earn God’s favor through my actions.. That’s merely an expression of self-sufficiency.. how I think I can prove to God that I am a good person.
However, since God has already accepted me through Jesus, all I have left to do is be motivated by my love for God to honor Him alone. God, grant me to be motivated everyday by your grace and by a desire to worship you. Amen.