THROUGH MY THICK SKULL:
It is for FREEDOM He set us free.
So obvious to our heads, so unnatural to our hearts.
He really means what He says!
I am loved without merit; unconditionally.
I am loved passionately for no other reason than I am HIS.
Its not dependent on my achievements, accomplishments, productivity, or ambition.
I AM JUST LOVED.
He has everything I need. He is safe.
And I’ll keep coming back…
We just want to love you. We just want to love you.
Romans 13 – the new law is LOVE. We are FREE to love. To choose love. That love for Jesus and love for people would be the motivation of our every action.
We are loved by God, we belong to him, and he is everything that we need.
HE IS REFINING THE MOTIVATION TO LIVE IN THE SECRET PLACE:
Love, desire; He is worthy of all of my affection and attention. He is deserving of all of my praise.
Ambition and striving as my motivation only lasts for so long until it burns out, but the FIRE OF DESIRE – the PASSION of love – is a sustaining, all-consuming, ever-enduring fire – one that we must be well acquainted with to drive us through the busy, dry, boring, weary, peaceful, calm (take your pick of this and more) seasons.
Spiritual boredom knows no passion.
“Was it to ME you were bringing sacrifices and offerings during the forty years in the wilderness, Israel?” – Acts 7
Was it to the Lord or was it to the idols in our hearts – arrogance, insecurity, fear, ambition, competition – ?
My hearts is still awkwardly getting acquainted with freedom, goodness, and peace as a new and normal way of life.
It’s the process of hearts entering into the Promised Land.
KISS THE SON.
He breathes LIFE into dry bones.
WE JUST WANT TO LOVE YOU, WE JUST WANT TO LOVE YOU.