Friday, October 13, 2006

Breaking Free

Break free on an entirely new level from the layers of your 'false self' that you are shedding. Do it so that your authentic self in Christ is able to emerge.

Break free by realizing that things are not as they appear. The idols of your life are smashed and the putricity of their offerings is exposed. Get your perspective on life from Jesus Christ, not from the world.

Break free from the illusion that you'll live forever. Our life is a precious and fragile thread that may be cut sending us to Eternity any day.

Break free from selfish desires that consistently move you away from God to do your own will, not His.

It is always true to some extent that we make our images of God. It is even truer that our image of God makes us. Eventually we become like the God we image. One of the most beautiful fruits of knowing the God of Jesus is a compassionate attitude towards ourselves...This is why Scripture attaches such importance to knowing God. Healing our image of God heals our image of ourselves. Brennan Manning

Romans 8:15-17
This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It's adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike "What's next, Papa?" God's Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are. We know who he is, and we know who we are: Father and children. And we know we are going to get what's coming to us—an unbelievable inheritance! We go through exactly what Christ goes through. If we go through the hard times with him, then we're certainly going to go through the good times with him!


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