We all have areas that we can use improvement in...whether its our attitude, health, relationships, character, our business, ministry or our money... this is essential for growth. #KeepGrowingInGrace
The bible clearly states that, "A tree is known by it's fruit" so we must be producers of fruit. If your tree is not producing fruit, perhaps it needs to be uprooted. No one wants to eat rotten fruit it will make them sick.
"Grace and religion cannot coexist. God's true servants and his true leaders live transformed lives by grace, not religion.
The hallmark characteristics of Grace are forgiveness, redemption, kindness, mercy, goodness, non condemnation, love, & newness.
Some of us have killed people with our religion & harsh judgements. Some even have faces of stone to match our hearts of stone.
Nothing will kill & break a non Christian seeking GOD or a new babe in Christ faster than cold, empty, condemning religious people.
A religious man condemns, & is a legalist. A saved man is humble & full of grace because he knows that he too was a sinner in need of mercy!" ~Sophia Nelson
Our actions can do one or the other...Run people away from God or Draw them closer to God..."And above all things have fervent charity (love) among yourselves: for charity (love) shall cover the multitude of sins...As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God" (1 Peter 4:8,10)
God has made us free moral agents...he gave us the right to choose. In fact he created us so that he can have a family to love on and for that same love to be reciprocated back to him and others, not as robots, but in deed and action.
God didn't give us authority over man but dominion over the earth (Genesis 1:26)
Am I am issuing out a license to dishonor God...Absolutely not...We must continue to plant seeds of love, be the sunlight, and allow God, the word, and Holy Spirit to do the convicting, convincing, and cultivating of the ground (heart)!
When conception of the spirit of truth has taken place in a person's heart...it will yield a peaceable fruit! Let's all continue to #KeepGrowingInGrace