December 11 / Proverbs 11 / John 4

Proverbs 11:6

Doing right brings freedom to honest people, but those who are not trustworthy will be caught by their own desires.

Doing right, following Jesus, brings freedom. This is one of the reason we pursue God, because of the great freedom it brings.

Freedom from what?

From ourselves, our own wrong desires. From the world and its stupid soul-sucking philosophies.

If you don’t program your mind, the world will gladly do it for you.

Christianity is not about keeping away from what you want to do because “you’re not suppose to do that.” It’s more about a regeneration of heart that changes your thinking, changes the way you see the world, reprograms you–metanoia.

To desire God above all else is to be the freest of all.

So sad that many have made it a list of rules or a mere moral code. Did Jesus really die for only that??? “Hey, I’m gonna go get tortured to death and conquer hell so that you can have a new list of moral codes. Let’s celebrate!”

What?

He went thru hell to bring us LIFE, LIFE ABUNDANT AND FREE. To bring us the Spirit to guide our lives, no longer law or code. His death and resurrection redeemed all people. It’s done. Not everyone is awake to their redemption or aware of the life of peace and freedom available to them. It is our job to work with God to awaken all the sleepwalkers. To assist others in removing all the false narratives that block their homing beacon to God by proclaiming His truth, which annihilates the lies keeping us captive.

John 4:23-24

Worship God in spirit and in truth.

So much of what Jesus said and did was to reveal what is real.

God is real.

The unseen spiritual world is more real than all the world we do see.

This is the new vision regeneration gives us. You start to see the world differently. You think differently. Your values shift to what is eternally real. Many people talking to Jesus were hanging around the surface. It’s like those company parties or family get-togethers where we sit around talking about meaningless monotony–weather, football, etc. Is that all there is to talk about? Really?

Jesus was always talking at a deeper level, gently leading others to the same. Let’s look below the surface. Let’s peel back a layer. He’s always at work. Try to look for what He is doing today. Listen for HIS voice in every situation you encounter today (it is always the voice of peace). It will change how you see and live.

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