Jesus said: “Come follow me”…

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Mankind was NEVER designed, nor was he created to operate independently from God…

Without that God connection in our life, we are ALL like fish out of water, flopping around on the shores of life, looking for our way back home.

We were given dominion over this earth to operate in unison with God (Gen 1:28), through the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit, just as we see that Jesus modeled in His earthly ministry (1 John 2:6).

We were also given a free will that we may choose to do this, or not.

The Bible clearly tells us that most people will choose not to follow Jesus and not to live their lives this way, in submission to God (Mat 7:13); but for those of us who are paying attention, we recognize this as the greatest privilege, gift and adventure we could ever have!

The number one requirement for anyone who obeys the Gospel message is that they first recognize the value of the gift God is offering them!

Depending on Him

Do everything in dependence on Me.

The desire to act independently—apart from Me—springs from the root of pride.

Self-sufficiency is subtle, insinuating its way into your thoughts and actions without your realizing it.

But apart from Me, you can do NOTHING: that is, nothing of eternal value.

My deepest desire for you is that you learn to depend on Me in EVERY situation!

I move heaven and earth to accomplish this purpose, but you must collaborate with Me in this training.

Teaching you would be simple if I negated your free will or overwhelmed you with My Power.

However, I love you too much to withdraw the godlike privilege I bestowed on you as My image-bearer.

Use your freedom wisely, by relying on Me constantly.

Thus you enjoy My Presence and My Peace.

See also John 15:5; Ephesians 6:10; Genesis 1:26, 27

(From Jesus Calling by Sarah Young)

Come join the Adventure!

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Author: SPARKS FROM THE ANVIL OF LIFE

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