I’m a rule follower. Always have been and still am. I like to know the limits, and I like to stay within those bounds. But when you translate “following the rules” into a relationship with God, it doesn’t become a relationship; it becomes religious, mundane, and self-serving. You miss out on experiencing agape, unconditional love, and you miss out on giving agape love. When you realign your walk with Christ to match a relationship with Him, life is much freer, filled with purpose, and more fun! God’s commandments offer us a way to live that is freer, lighter, and full of purpose. Is there a place in your personal walk with Christ that feels burdensome? What would happen if you realigned that place with relationship with God?
“Loving God means keeping his commandments, and his commandments are not burdensome.”
1 John 5:3