Religion doesn’t take as much practice as relationships

Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear. For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him. Phil. 3:12b-13

Are the results of salvation going to church, being good, and doing religious stuff? Gratitude for grace and the urge to share that grace can be crowded out by programs and schedules. The passion and desire to know God and respond to His desires can fade into adherence to rules and expectations. God is not working to make us religious.

Lord, I don’t want to practice Christianity, I want to live Christ.