July 10th – Romans 8:26

Romans 8:26

Many mistakenly label Christianity as a religion. But religion is defined as “belief in a deity, expressed in conduct and ritual”, meaning it is based on a list of rules. And Christianity is based on a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Jesus died to give us freedom from religion with it’s unattainable do’s and don’ts. He doesn’t want us trapped in rituals and prewritten prayers. Instead He wants to hear from our hearts. God longs for conversations with His children about our deepest desires, hurts, and needs. He is interested in every part of our lives both big and small. And when we can’t put into words the deep groaning of our hearts, the Holy Spirit carries our petitions to our loving Father in heaven. He pleads to God on our behalf’s, and intercedes for us according to the will of God. We never have to be afraid to come before our Creator. Because our Lord seeks those who worship Him not in rules and rituals, “in the Spirit and in truth”. (John 4:24)