Deep trusting is a different than incessant trying.
Receiving new mercies every morning is different than stagnantly reliving regulations to achieve right living.
“Say the welcoming word to God—“Jesus is my Master”—embracing, body and soul, God’s work of doing in us what he did in raising Jesus from the dead.
That’s it. You’re not “doing” anything; you’re simply calling out to God, trusting him to do it for you. That’s salvation.
With your whole being you embrace God setting things right, and then you say it, right out loud: “God has set everything right between him and me!”
Romans 10:9-10 MSG
Jesus radically altered the whole basis of “right living” before God. Instead of working every day to live right before him, you receive grace everyday to walk with him and trust Him to shape right living in you. It’s an on going conversation and intimate relationship. It’s a receiving and giving, trusting and obeying.
Jesus is asking you for a relationship of trust, in the small things as well as the really big things. He is persistent in pursuing you and everyday is a new day to begin again.
Begin again today by welcoming Jesus in and allowing him to lead you, to love you and to work His grace deep within you.
Happy Monday, my friend.