It's easy to recite What you've heard And think you're right. It's harder to hear With delight And fresh insight.
The more you choose to delighted by life, the less you will feel defeated by it. To avoid mental and emotional contamination, it’s important to filter your thinking.
Repentance is getting out of an emotional bear trap, being set free from mental hand cuffs, and crawling from under the rubble in your life. When you surrender your brokenness to the risen Jesus, He turns it into a platform from which to demonstrate his power and love in and thru you.
Rather than following our own blueprint or script, Christ-followers are called to continually obey the living Jesus. When Christians assemble as an audience, they abdicate their responsibility to be an interactive, Spirit-led body of believers.
Often when people and/or churches talk about Jesus, they are referring to a pseudo-Jesus. A pseudo-Jesus is any Jesus other than the living, resurrected, Jesus, present in and with His followers (as presented in the Bible).
When you bend
In the wind
That the living Jesus sends
He will wend
Your way with love.
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