Dear Friends, I hope you are doing well. Today I want you to live in such a way that you joyfully walk before the Lord with all your heart, out of joyful gratitude and desire, not out of duty or fear.
Did you see that OJ Simpson is going before his parole board? They will determine if he has served enough of his sentence to be released on parole. But even if he is released, there will be some pretty stiff conditions. He will have to walk the straight and narrow for several years, no more kidnapping people and threatening them at gunpoint.
DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE ON PAROLE?
I think a lot of times we as Christians, feel as though we are on parole. We know that Jesus has paid our sentence for us and now we are out of jail so to speak. But we still have these conditions we think that God places on us. You know, we’ve been forgiven of our past sins, but if we screw up too much in the future then we are back in the graybar hotel. I’m not sure why we keep thinking that our relationship with God is so conditional and that God would be so fickle with us and our inability to stay out of trouble.