IF I LACK DEVOTED LOVE, it doesn’t matter how great my faith is or how powerful my works are — I am worthless. Without true love, my sacrificial giving gains me nothing. No crown.
Nothing but empty life.
IF I WATER DOWN God to my suit my personal preferences, does that not make my faith in Him of no greater value than that of a man-made religion?
IF I REDUCE God to the likeness of mythological deities, does that not steal man’s only hope?
HAVE WE, His own people, watered Yahweh down out of fear of a supernatural God invading our comfort zones?
MAN’S RELIGION strips God of His passion, purpose, and power. Have I?
IN LOWERING His standards have we rendered ourselves powerless?
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BUT WE CAN CHANGE!
Pursue the higher calling:
Faith – pleases God
Hope – is my strength
And then there is Love.
O Love! The greatest of all three
Love thrives through the ages,
Love embraces the here and now,
Love threads the temporal with the eternal.
A PASSIONATE relationship with the Creator holds life together
HE DESIGNED me for good works, yes. But more than that, He created me to enjoy Him and intimately experience His goodness. TO BE ONE with Him in spirit, and discover my completeness.
To build a connection that runs so deep that obedience becomes obsolete.
To allow supernatural desire to supplant obedience with an inherent longing to please Him.
The lame walk!
<><>The blind see!
<><><><>The brokenhearted are bound up!
<><><><><><>Captives escape spiritual darkness!
<><><><><><><><>In earth as it is in heaven,
<><><><><><><><><><>HIS KINGDOM COMES!