Specifically, what did I need to DO—or not do? These are the things I wrote down. These are the things I prayed about and thought about. Then I wandered off to live my life each day. But I missed so much of the great, big, beautiful point of Scripture. The LORD.
I missed knowing Him more and growing in relationship with Him.
In a lot of ways, I was just doing religion.
It makes sense, because I’ve always wanted to get it all right. I don’t ever want to find myself in trouble. Getting in trouble never made sense to me. Just tell me all the rules and standards and expectations, and I’ll go to great lengths to follow them.
So I read the Bible like a rulebook. A guide for getting my life right. A tool to keep me from anyone’s disappointment.