Galatians 5:1 “For freedom CHRIST has set us free; stand firm therefore, and DO NOT submit again to a yoke of slavery!” (The Law)
Bound versus Boundless!
Traditional prayer bound with Action’s routine often breeds false religion.
With bulletin time tables processing souls, so no move of the SPIRIT “gets in”.
Prayer’s rituals then reject Vigil! Offcast then is Zeal AND HIS presence!
So lead with the Heart’s open doors…being broken till “boundless” in HIM!
As HIServant, bondservant and totally free child bent on releasing the captives with you,
Devotional: 2 Corinthians 3:17 “Now the LORD is the SPIRIT, and where the SPIRIT of the LORD is, there is freedom.”
John 8:36 “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed!”
John 8:32 “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free!”
Galatians 5:13 “For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.”
I once spoke to a senior pastor over a very large church and when I asked about going with the flow of the SPIRIT.
I was contrasting freedom in worship instead of just going to the next point on the bulletin.
He replied that that would look like a lack of preparation. Maybe for one extra song they might keep going but his words truly saddened me.
So many churches now choose to resemble businesses with entertainment driven event gatherings versus…real study of GOD’s holy WORD.
HIS presence truly happens when humble and contrite souls hunger just for HIS WORD instead of following some procedural document.
Whatever is at the center of our bulletins, our gatherings and ultimately our hearts MUST be JESUS alone.
Without any aid of shiny penny “glitz”, social buzz or surface Faith event distractions which dull the senses…
…then we’re boundlessly freed in HIS presence to LEARN and to GROW!
There’s just no replacement or “cliff note” shortcuts to getting to the best relationship with JESUS.
While someone preached the seed of knowledge about JESUS to us…
while others watered that seed with love and encouragement…
It was CHRIST alone making the increase so press in to HIM in order to grow AND!
To help lead the Lost to an unshackled life in HIS Presence!
Amen and amen!