Why does living faithfully seem so complicated sometimes?

When I hear this question, it is usually in the context of other Christian traditions who make faith seem easy – just follow the rules!  There’s only one problem… we are supposed to be under grace, not law.  We teach that Scripture is the Living Word… it moves and breathes and speaks to each moment with God’s power.  A list of rules, however ‘good’ they may be, restrict God’s movement. The standard we are held to is even higher… to align ourselves and live out of God’s love in the world will challenge and transform us.