Start With Love
Don’t complicate things. Isaiah 53:5 “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” What can we possibly do or say to show our love and appreciation. The answer is found in John 14:15 “if you love me, keep my commandments”. I find that often times people complicate things way too much. We spend countless hours contemplating how to make progress in our lives. Yet many of us have closed ourselves off to the simplest concept of faith and love. When we are lovers and doers we began to see things shift. The complexity is created in our minds. This challenge has been about training and shaping the mind but nothing can substitute being in tune with God. Some things you have to know and hold on to. Keeping these principals in our hearts and minds make all the difference in the world. I can recall getting on a bike for the first time. I wasn’t concerned about learning to be disciplined, timely, confident, or any of the things we’ve discussed thus far. My first thought was fear but I had the reassurance of safety knowing my dad was there. It is much like that in life. Sure we need the principles and tools to sharpen our minds and to break unhealthy thoughts but we need to know we dwell in the safety and love of Christ. That in itself is powerful and can advance us to levels we never thought possible. He requires our love and obedience. The rest will come together.