By nature, I can tend to be a lazy person.
I don’t know that most people would guess that about me. I stay pretty busy, after all.
But I know the truth.
When choosing between active or sedentary, I choose sedentary.
If the choice is hard or easy, I choose easy.
When choosing between doing and listening, I choose listening.
And if the choice is between serving and reading, I choose reading.
If not for grace.
Because James tells us point blank that we are to be doers of the Word, and not hearers only (James 1:22). And so by God’s grace, I see the importance of working out my salvation with the understanding that I’m not saved by works (Ephesians 2:8-9). I was saved for works (Ephesians 2:10).
What an important topic to be teaching our children! They are not saved by good works; they’re saved for good works.
What does that look like in the everyday life of your family and mine?
I’m considering that topic today at In All You Do. I hope you’ll join me there! Here’s an excerpt:
“Until we know the God of the Bible in a one-on-one, personal kind of way that makes a difference in the choices we make and the words we speak and the attitudes we harbor and the thoughts we indulge and the way we spend our time and our money and our energy…
well, there’s a good chance we’re victims of the most dangerous kind of deception: self-deception.
And so I’d like to suggest that if we know the God of the Bible as well as we know the Bible, at some point we’ll be compelled to get our noses out of the Book and get to work.”
For more on the importance of serving as a family, plus more than a dozen ideas to get you started, read the rest of my post at In All You Do – just a click away!