The gospel is “good news” – the good news that Jesus now gives us the opportunity to be saved, the power to live better, the hope to live forever.
Many times the good news gets cluttered with protocol and performance based mindsets that drain our positive perception of Christ.
The definition of Clutter – To fill or cover with scattered or disordered things that impede movement or reduce effectiveness.
UNclutter – To rid something from obstructions, to make neat or orderly.
Anyone is welcome at the cross!
You don’t have to bring a checkbook to the cross.
The cross is unconditional.
The doesn’t have a checklist!
Many times we clutter the cross with self-made expectations that keep us from His grace and presence.
1 As for us, we have this large crowd of witnesses around us. So then, let us rid ourselves of everything that gets in the way, and of the sin which holds on to us so tightly, and let us run with determination the race that lies before us.
2 Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, on whom our faith depends from beginning to end. He did not give up because of the cross! On the contrary, because of the joy that was waiting for him, he thought nothing of the disgrace of dying on the cross, and he is now seated at the right side of God’s throne.
There will ALWAYS be someone or something trying to get in your way!
Guard your path to His presence!
Keep your cross uncluttered! God wants to have a living and real relationship with you!
Jesus never died to save a system but to save you. Many times you may feel shame, guilt, fear as you come to the cross – but come boldly! We will never be “good enough” for grace!
A gospel equation with a cluttered cross will never add up!
We fall prey to condemnation and guilt when we lose sight of the cross.
It’s tough to say YES to Jesus when you can’t see the cross!
UNclutter your cross! 🙂