It always has to come back to GRACE. It’s so easy to slip back into old habits and do things to impress God, to please man, to build a reputation based on our brilliance and not on God’s glory.
But every work we do to impress God doesn’t. Because it is actually a work of unbelief in what Jesus has done for us on the cross.
True spiritual works come from knowing that Christ has done it all. They are not done out of fear and guilt, not done to manipulate God; but rather are done out of faith and love to thank God.
Today, stop striving and enjoy the complete work!