Nothing to prove to God

Nothing To Prove To God

“We have swans,” he says…

nothing to prove to God

“Swans?”

“Yes. On our lake.”

“Some of our neighbors have swans, too…”

“But they rent them,” he says with disdain…

“We own our swans.”

“Are they difficult to take care of?”

“Not if you hire a grounds crew member with swan experience…”

“It’s  shame we can’t see the swans from the house,” he continues…

“But the lake is on the east side of our property…”

“Behind our forest.”

“Maybe we’ll build a guest house by the lake next year,” he muses.

He goes on about the house….

How big?

He’s not sure…

Maybe fifteen  or twenty thousand square feet…

Number of rooms?

He’s never counted them.

As he continues describing his house…

He sounds more and more like a man with something to prove…

Maybe to me…

Maybe to himself…

And yet…the more I listen…

The more I too become someone with something to prove…

Let me tell you about my “property”…

I mean my yard…

I don’t have a forest…

But I have planted a few bushes…

And the kids like to play there…

And there’s a patio…

And…

Oh, wait…

I guess I just proved that you don’t need swans…

Or a lake…

Or a forest…

To have something to brag about…

To have something to prove.

Something to prove to myself…

Or anybody else…

Or even to God.

And yet I know…

We have nothing to prove to God …

Because it is not our efforts that matter…

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, Ephesians 2:8

We have nothing to prove to God …

Because He knows all our sins…and loves us anyway

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

We have nothing to prove to God …

Because God does not measure us by our accomplishments…

But by what Jesus has done…

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.  John 3:16

2 thoughts on “Nothing To Prove To God

  1. Wow, Brother, to the point, from Father’s view of us all by Son, Thank you, in relief of this, for I get caught up in works to feel better about me, and then error in thinking I might have messed up and do so by trying not to.
    If this makes sense to you or anyone else, it does to me.
    This Mercy given is so deep, I see no bottom in it. As far as the east is from the west he has removed all sin from us. Left one thing left to take the root out of us, that causes sin to begin with

    From first birth unbelief to belief and stick to that completely to see, reality over physical to spiritual. That be what he came here to earth to do for us all to turn to Father in beleif to Son is risen for us for new life to walk in, by Faith and not of works. For if of works at all, then man has reason to boast, but not before God Father himself at all

    • THanks for your comment, Howard. It’s pretty easy to waste time trying to prove ourselves to God instead of just accepting His grace, isn’t it?

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