Monday, April 7, 2014
No Charge For This 2nd Posting
From my brain:
The tug of religion is as bad as the tug of sin on a life.
Each one seeks to pull you away from real life in Christ. Each hoping to get you caught up in things that have no relevance to a real relationship with Jesus. The scary part in all of this is that religion could be the most dangerous of the two. Religion gives the impression of being holy and godly. Of imparting new life through rules and regulations.
Relationship is an ongoing, growing and maturing through our interaction with Christ. Salvation opens the door for us to embrace and experience this new way of living.
Colossians 3 (The Message Bible)
So if you're serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don't shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ. That is where the action is. See things from His perspective.
Your old life is dead. Your new life, which is your real life, even though invisible to spectators, is with Christ in God. He is your life. When Christ (your real life--remember) shows up again on this earth, you'll show up too...the real you, the glorious you. Meanwhile, be content with obscurity, like Christ.
And that means killing off everything connected with the way of death.
Sexual promiscuity, impurity, lust, doing whatever you feel like whenever you feel like it, and grabbing whatever attracts your fancy. That's a life shaped by things and feelings instead of by God.
God on you...
I John 1:5 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare it to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. ...