We often put pressure on ourselves to do everything right. We put pressure on ourselves to do this and do that, thinking if we don’t do it all exactly right, our promises won’t come – that’s not true – yes, there are things we need to do to keep ourselves in faith – but all we have to do is keep following God, keep listening to God and know that his grace is enough to keep us on track and keep us walking in his blessings.
Today, I want you to take the pressure off yourself. Let yourself walk free from pressure and the effects of the law today. Embrace grace. Embrace HIS grace today and walk free. I love how the Message Bible translates Romans 6, let me end with that.
Sin can’t tell you how to live. After all, you’re not living under that old tyranny any longer. You’re living in the freedom of God. So, since we’re out from under the old tyranny, does that mean we can live any old way we want? Since we’re free in the freedom of God, can we do anything that comes to mind? Hardly. You know well enough from your own experience that there are some acts of so-called freedom that destroy freedom. Offer yourselves to sin, for instance, and it’s your last free act. But offer yourselves to the ways of God and the freedom never quits. All your lives you’ve let sin tell you what to do. But thank God you’ve started listening to a new master, one whose commands set you free to live openly in his freedom!