I’ve heard it said that Christianity is not an easy lifestyle to live by; well, that is true in one way, but it is also wrong in another.
If you are living under law (unfortunately what I call ‘usual’ or ‘mainstream’ Christianity) it is impossible to live the Christian life.
Under law you are reminded about your sin all the time, and this actually pushes you towards more sin (1 Corinthians 15 v 56).
Under law what is important is how you perform and you are not able to live by the law; for example if you fail in one part you fail in all (James 2 v 9 and 10).
Under law you will fail, as it is impossible to keep.
There is only one man who was ever capable of keeping the law and that was Jesus; you will never be the second.
But you do not need to live under law, so in this sense the Christian life is not impossible.
You now live under grace, and that my friend is easier to live by.
Under grace it is the performance of Jesus that is important, not yours.
Under grace you have one work to perform and that is to believe in Jesus (John 6 v 28 and 29).
Now I am not saying you should not be expected to do good and righteous works, but that comes from your trust and faith in Jesus and not from your own strength and efforts.
That is the difference between grace and law; grace is about Jesus while law is about you.
If it is about you this life is impossible, but with Jesus and through Jesus it can become a whole lot easier..
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I now live under grace and not under law”.
John 6 v 28 and 29…..Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent