2019

What happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard–things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely. Legalism is helpless in bringing this about; it only gets in the way. Galatians 5:22-23

1 Corinthians 14:1 Go after a life of love as if your life depended on it–because it does. Give yourselves to the gifts God gives you. Most of all, try to proclaim his truth.

Matthew 11:27 Jesus said “The Father has given me all these things to do and say. This is a unique Father-Son operation, coming out of Father and Son intimacies and knowledge. No one knows the Son the way the Father does, nor the Father the way the Son does. But I’m not keeping it to myself; I’m ready to go over it line by line with anyone willing to listen.”

What are you waiting for? Return to your God! Commit yourself in love, in justice! Wait for your God, and don’t give up on him–ever! Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him to help you do it, and he will. Hosea 12:6  Psalms 37:5