Daily Archives: November 18, 2018

Father, help them learn to follow you

This entry is part 28 of 30 in the series Praying For The Prodigal

Father, please help prodigal individuals see that following You is not about keeping rules but walking submissively in a grace-filled love relationship that leads to righteousness (Romans 6:14, 16). Rules, rules, rules. That’s what some people think walking with Christ is about.  Sometimes, if we are honest, we’ll confess that we have helped that image along.  But the rules are not the means of grace, they are the guidance towards fulfillment. Changing their minds is going to be a work of grace from God. If we demand rules without faith, we’ll never see transformation or salvation.  Let us cry out for grace filled love to teach them to follow after Christ. “… But if you’re a Christian, Jesus tells you what to do. He says, ‘If you love me keep my commandments’ So faith in Christ produces Love for Christ. Love for Christ produces a desire to be like Christ. Christ fulfilled the Law. And so being like Christ fulfills the Law.” — Sinclair Ferguson