A living water drought
Will drown your heart
Unless Jesus’ rivers
Are allowed to flow out.
When the songs are sung
And the sermon’s done,
How much do you
Flow with God’s Son?
Anything less than daily hearing and obeying the living Jesus falls short of biblical Christianity. A religion people control is not the faith presented in the Bible.
To pray for God’s will to be done and then to do what you want to do is to contradict your prayer. The kingdom of God begins to happen anyplace where people are surrendering to King Jesus’ direct control.
Christian leaders should prepare the way and create an environment where the living Jesus is free to take control. We have the freedom to disrupt God’s control–to reject His will by follow our feelings and desires instead.
It’s much easier to give a talk about Jesus than it is to surrender a church service to His control. If you (or some other person) is controlling a meeting, the living Jesus isn’t.
Grace doesn’t replace God’s commandments. It restores our relationship with Him so He can do His will by living in and overflowing thru us.