Exhaustion to Peace

“Faith without works is dead.” I don’t know how many times I’ve seen this verse misused for doing something the Bible says to do. It’s as if doing something is better than doing nothing. Maybe, maybe not.
Romans 14:23 states that anything done without faith is sin. So there are times when doing nothing is better than doing something as the something can be sinful or separating you from Jesus.
Jesus said that His sheep listen to Him first and then follow or do something. When Jesus said on the cross, “It is finished,” He meant it. We can do nothing to add or subtract from what He’s already done.
The same act of doing something can be both an act love for Jesus or love of self. What’s the difference? Religion as opposed to walking with Jesus.
One does stuff for Jesus, the other does stuff with Jesus. One does it to get something from Jesus, the other does it simply to be with Jesus. Religion brings exhaustion; where as, walking with Jesus brings peace.
So from now on, it’s not about doing for Jesus, even biblical stuff, it’s about listening to Him and then walking with Him every step of the journey.

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