Monday, June 23, 2008

Without ‘works’ (?) it is impossible to please God (???)

It is so easy to learn how not to walk by faith. Just attend a church and listen to all the Christian principles preached.
I don’t blame them because it is so hard to teach someone to walk by faith. Walking by faith is an individual, personal, intimate but crucial decision an individual individually takes and exercises.

Faith is possible only when Love is understood and believed. We cannot conjure-up any faith by our own. Whatever comes as our own is not faith, but work.

Yes, faith requires our will to be exercised, but it is still a gift, because Love is a gift.

“While we were yet sinners, He loved us…”

“faith comes by hearing…”

Hearing what? About the love of God, in Christ Jesus.

If faith is the only thing what pleases God, I don’t understand why are we so quick to give the ’10 things to do as a Christian’ to people?
If faith is what gives us the ability to lose control over our life, why are we still teaching all the principles to take things into our own hands? And then later realize that we could control nothing in our lives and doom into depression!

“Apart from me you could do NOTHING.”

Faith is believing that Jesus forgave us 100%. Faith is believing it is He who lives, not I. Faith is believing God is in control in ALL situations. Faith is believing He is faithful to complete the work He started in us.
Faith is believing that we can sit down and rest as He rested from His own works.

...and it is that faith what pleases God!


Livingsword said...

Hi Bino!

Great message…..

It seems so many want a rule list on Sunday’s for the rest of the week. Jesus following is about faith…trust, this is in relationship, a relationship that will transform you in ways that rules cannot…

Bino Manjasseril said...

Thank you for stopping by!
'Rule list' is so easy to follow in the energy of our flesh, spirit doesn't have to be involved, so people like it. I know trusting is tough, but thats what God desires. He desires that because He loves us.