Religion or relationship - two words with two very different meanings. For many, being religious means trying to follow a rigid list of rules and regulations in order to be accepted and loved by God. As a result, serving the Lord becomes a chore and a burden. On the other hand, having a relationship with God is all about fellowship. It is enjoying unbroken communication and companionship with the Father based on what Jesus did and not what we do. Are you struggling and straining to live right and be accepted by God? You don't have to. Through Jesus Christ, God extends a warm invitation to be in relationship with Him.
"So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God." (Romans 5:11) (NLT)
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