Tuesday, March 14, 2006

I don't want to be a...

Pharisee.

I was doing my Bible study tonight, and I realized yet again that my biggest struggle living as a Christ follower is that its just TOO easy to follow rules. Christ didn't call us to just do the right things...in fact he chastises and berates the Pharisees and Scribes for being outwardly religious...He calls us to really love Him and love others. I find that I'm making progress in this fight. Let me clarify--HE is making the progress in me. It's a part of my transformation! I've belonged to him for 27 years now, and I'm finally seeing some change. Its my nature to be a peacemaker...not make waves...do the right thing. Now, to do the right thing for the right reason is where I need to go.

2 Comments:

At 1:03 PM, Anonymous Christi King said...

I think it is amazing that you think it is "too easy" to follow the rules. I hear the opposite from most people I talk to. I always consider you and Roger to be such strong Christians and such good examples of your faith - I hope you realize how I look up to you guys. Roger's calming voice the morning I had to have Bryce will always stick with me. I was so thankful to know that you guys were praying for me.

 
At 11:30 PM, Blogger Mellifluous said...

Thanks for your encouragement, LT. I'm glad I have been someone worth looking up to. I know that I need to guard against getting stagnant. I need to grow, and I was sharing my struggle and my growth to let people know that its what we really do to love God and love people that counts...not just looking good from a religious point of view. Being more like Jesus is the ultimate goal.

 

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