I bursted into tears, laying on the floor, praying that God would open the eyes of our hearts.
I just got off the phone with an elderly lady who was, like me, brought up in a legalistic church. “I have done so much for the Lord” she said. “I’ve served Him in many committees and with a lot of volunteering work for the church.”
She continued, “I’ve been busy but I wonder and realize now that I did it all the time with the attitude of working for God and serving Him and I see that it’s all in vain if you don’t know Him.”
I cried uncontrollably after I hung up. Sadness overwhelmed me as I saw another precious life being “wasted” due to dead religious works.
At the root of many dead religious works lies the idea that the Christian life revolves around what we do for Christ, that we are called to serve God. Nothing could be further from the truth. [Continue reading]