There are two common, yet confusing ideas that make it hard for would-be disciples of Jesus to feel that they can actually be successful at this Christianity thing.
The first one is the “my behavior saves me” idea. This thought (or belief) leads you to live with the burden of performing for God so that He will observe your behavior, find it acceptable and then be obligated to reward you with … (eternal life, short-term rewards, etc.). In other words, I did what He required so He will do what He promised. Continue reading “What we ‘do’ does matter.”