Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Law Against Happiness

Unconditional love between a husband and wife or father and child can not depend on strict adherence to a set of rules. No one can be perfect, therefore, grace not law drives unconditional love. 
As believers we came to salvation in Christ Jesus by grace through faith. The trap we often fall into is to think that doing good things all the time will make us extremely happy. So we bind ourselves with restrictive rules and demand perfection until happiness is excluded. The source of our joy is in Christ not rules or perfection. When we focus on our relationship by grace to Christ we find joy. This joy opens the door to happiness, fulfillment and righteousness because it is no longer a matter of law but of love, no longer a restrictive rule but a loving response. Learning to love unconditionally by grace is the key.  And nothing makes us happier than experiencing unconditional love. And I above all men am blessed. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

There is a great falling away from the truth of God in our land today. Many are looking far and wide for purpose, for understanding and for guidance but find no lasting peace and comfort in what they find.

Amos wrote of a “Famine in the land” not of food or water but “Of hearing of the words of the Lord.” Amos 8:11 He describes a situation very similar to today, where our young women and men “faint for thirst.” Our young people have great difficulty seeking righteousness because they have lacked the foundational, empowering teachings of God concerning life choices. Even those raised in church, if they have been taught the words of the Lord, have also had them bashed and questioned and have been ridiculed for it by popular society and educational leaders. What they need from us is Biblical instruction AND a living example of the peace and power of the words of God in our love, grace and lives.