Practically speaking, rules are often the centerpiece of religious life. Many people think the Ten Commandments are rules that make a relationship with God possible. If you follow the rules, God will be happy. If you don’t, he won’t. But what if a relationship with God doesn’t depend on our obedience? When it comes to your relationship with God, what is the role of rules?
We’ve all had moments in our lives when we’ve asked ourselves the question: “What if?” What if I get this promotion? What if this relationship doesn’t work out? What if my kids succeed? What if they don’t?
These “what-if” questions can either fill you with fear or fuel your faith. When you experience challenging circumstances, what if God is in the midst of it all, working in and through your life in ways far greater than you can imagine?