God speaks through technology?
I’ve been reading several books lately, and all of them have been very convicting but also a bit overwhelming. It feels like there is a lot of things I need to work on, and my instinct is to go to guilt. Guilt is something I’ve constantly had to fight against when it comes to my relationship with God. I’m obviously a flawed person, we all are, but sometimes it’s hard to remember that there’s nothing I can do about it. Being a “do-er” this is very difficult concept to accept.
I was playing with my tablet and a message from my bible app pops up asking me if I wanted to read the bible. Thinking this was weird, I clicked yes. What came up was Galatians 5, and boy was it speaking directly to me.
“Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you. I am emphatic about this. The moment any one of you submits to…any other rule-keeping system, at that same moment Christ’s hard-won gift of freedom is squandered….When you attempt to live by your own religious plans and projects, you are cut off from Christ, you fall out of grace. Meanwhile we expectantly wait for a satisfying relationship with the Spirit. For in Christ, neither our most conscientious religion nor disregard of religion amounts to anything. What matters is something far more interior: faith expressed in love.”
What I had been missing was the only thing that was going to allow me to change was a change of heart. I was hitting a brick wall trying to take on all that I’d been doing wrong. I needed to be reminded that God doesn’t want us to act of guilt or obligation but out of love. And thankfully He is patient with us and constantly reminds us of this…sometimes in the most creative ways.