By Shelle Frelo

When we are in an intimate relationship the rules of that relationship are acceptance of the other person “As Is”; not trying to have them fit our mold but accepting them for who they are. This is present with the building of an intimate relationship with Christ. We come to God with all types of preconceived ideas of what our relationship with Christ will be like. Thinking that we can fit God into our lives instead of our lives fitting what God expects of us. Acceptance of God on His terms is understanding that God does not fit us or let’s say change to fit our needs. We must change to fit what Christ has called us to be in Him.


“There is only one God, and there is only one way of being accepted by him. He makes people right with himself only by faith, whether they are Jews or Gentiles.” – Romans 3:30 New Living Translation


This verse gives confirmation that we conform to fit Christ not the other way around. This confirmation is not done reluctantly but rather conforming with the viewpoint of growth and maturing of faith.