Two ways to look at it: obligation or privilege

Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. Col. 3:16

The message of Christ is redemption, transformation, grace, joy, and freedom. His message is one of loving relationship with a Father who loves us, delights in us, and wants good for us. God invites us into lives that are not full of obligation and drudgery, but of privilege and wonder. We can choose to embrace this life, expect good, and give thanks for it. It’s a risk. The box of legalism and obligation is measurable and some what controllable.  Transforming freedom and grace doesn’t come with a box. What happens might not look the way we expect and we might have to let go of some pet perceptions written on the sides of our boxes. Worth the risk.

My heart is full of thanks for Who You are and all You do for me.