Nothing We Can Do!

August 12th, 2012

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Romans 3:21-31

“Daddy, can I give Austin my piano keyboard?” eight-year-old Elizabeth asked. Elizabeth is a giving child. Most of the time it stems from an affectionate heart, at other times I worry it’s because she wants others, such as her friend Austin, to like her.

The poor child comes by it naturally. After all, I have been a people-pleaser from the word “Go.” I like it when those around me are happy. It is hard for me to do unpopular things–like say “no”–because I want everyone to like me.

Sometimes I catch that attitude slipping into my relationship with God. I feel I have to do good things to earn his favor, his forgiveness, and his love. Fortunately, I couldn’t be more wrong! Because of God’s grace, I don’t have to do anything to earn God’s love or acceptance. I still want to do good things, not to earn God’s love, but because he loves me.

Do you have people-pleasing habits that slip into your relationship with God? Let go of the stress and relax! Thanks to God’s grace, none of us have to earn God’s love!


One Response to “Nothing We Can Do!”

  1. Eileen Says:

    August 13th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    This program is awesome!! Praise God!

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