Transactional Relationships

“So again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard?”

‭‭Galatians‬ ‭3:5‬ ‭

There is nothing we can do to earn more of God’s love. Many relationships today are transactional, as in if you do something for me, then I will in return do something for you. This is how a lot of marriages, friendships, and families relationships work.

I feel even the church has become like this in some ways. As in if you tithe above 10%, if you serve regularly, or if you are very active then you will receive more attention from the church leadership. 

This is not any different than our work everyday. You have to give it all everyday, do your job description, and fulfill your goals then they will pay you what you agreed to. Then if you over perform they will pay you even more for surpassing your goals. But the other side of this is if you don’t perform and don’t meet your goals you will not get paid that amount and after time you might be ask to leave your position for under performing. 

But we can not earn anything extra by our works with Christ. He is same today as yesterday and will be the same tomorrow no matter how much attention we give Him on a particular day. The more attention we give to Him the more our lives are in tune with His Will because we are being still and listening to Him for our direction in life. 

So we have to ask ourselves if Jesus is always the same, why would we not want to be silent, pray, and dive into His word daily to ensure we are living the life He has planned for us. If you are not, you are the only to blame because your relationship with Jesus is not transactional. So live by faith today not by your works because Jesus desires you to talk Him. He loved you enough to die for your sins, so there is nothing you can do that would make Him not love you any less. If you have drifted away simply stop, turn around, and walk right back to Him because He is waiting with open arms for you!

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