If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ...
How do you view your relationship with Jesus? Is it one of convenience, a secure pass into heaven, an eternal insurance policy? Or do you seek to live every day in an open, growing relationship with him?
The problem with the former approach is that it is all about religion and religion doesn’t work. What works is relationship. Religion tends not to help the spiritual struggler. It applies rules and tests. Relationship draws the struggler forward. It offers the encouragement needed to grow, the comfort needed to accept failure and the fellowship needed to live purposefully.
Jesus invites us the come just the way we are, but never to stay that way. He invites us to change, to be transformed. not through keeping rules but by living life.