If you read my last blog, you know that right now I’m a little frustrated with trying to be an influence to those who still take a more legalistic view of the scriptures. I am not angry at anyone, just frustrated.
Finding freedom in Jesus is something one wants to share. To be set free from the bondage of the idea of law-keeping and enjoy the motivation of grace as that which compels us toward good works is something that there isn’t enough money in the world to try and buy back.
My question to my blog family is this. Is there really any worth to trying to bring over those who don’t want to come to this place of freedom? Is it really worth the effort to try and get people to understand the fact that God wants relationships and not robots?
Just when I think I want to try again, something happens and a Pharisee crops up his head. A judgemental legalist shows up and wants to fight. It’s so frustrating.
Now before those of you who read this blog and are on the side of rules oriented religion and not grace tell me that I’m an arrogant liberal who thinks he knows everything, please understand that I don’t know everything. I am not an elitist. I really am sincerely wanting to help. I want you to know the “whys” of where I am. It’s too exciting to keep a secret. However, I’m tired of trying on your turf. I accept you just as you are. I believe that God’s grace is sufficient for all of our mistakes. I just feel for you so much. I want you to live in freedom in Christ.
So here’s what I offer. I offer you my prayers–sincere prayers that God will bless you in your ministry for Him. I want to share this joy with you. I am here and want to talk at any convenience.
For all those who read this and know the freedom in Christ I’m talking about, I ask you to share in the comments about what that means to you. How can you help in the quest that we all share to reach out and touch someone else with grace and mercy?