“For all who have entered into God’s rest have rested from their labors, just as God did after creating the world. So let us do our best to enter that rest . . .”
~ Hebrews 4:10-11
Years ago I came to the place in my spiritual journey where I gave up trying to live the Christian life.
Yep. I gave it up for Lent.
Here are five reasons:
- I was sick and tired of failing and feeling frustrated at my attempts at being a “victorious” Christian.
- I came to the eye-opening conclusion that I couldn’t live the Christian life. If the Christian life was going to be lived, the Lord Himself was going to have to live it.
- I discovered that Jesus Himself didn’t try to live the Christian life. He said, “By myself I can do nothing.” Over and over again, Jesus testified that He did nothing of Himself, but lived by His Father’s indwelling life instead.
- I concluded that Paul’s words in Galatians 2:20, “I no longer live, but Christ lives in me” wasn’t a special experience that only Paul had. Continue Reading…