Thursday, September 20, 2012

Liberating not limiting

There are many scriptures in the bible that I have looked at as limiting but now, I'm seeing them in a whole new light.  I'm realizing that God meant these scriptures to be liberating not limiting.  As I was getting troubled about all the things I wanted to get done at my home, God said "Do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will worry about its own things.  Sufficient for the day is it's own trouble" (Matthew 6:34).  There was a time where I took this scripture to mean "You have enough troubles for today, don't take on tomorrows troubles too".  It was really kind of a gloomy scripture to me.  But today I realize that Jesus is telling me I don't put more on you then you can bear, my yoke is easy and my burden is light and I want you to learn that, so don't take on unnecessary troubles, don't take on challenges that were meant for another day.  The challenges of today are all I want you to deal with, this is so you can have all the things I promised you; peace, joy, abundant life.  After all that's why I came, that's why I suffered, that's why I died.  I did not do all of that to allow "life's troubles" to take away the benefits that I died to provide for you.  Walk free, walk light today and know that no trouble will overtake you.  Most of all the most important thing I want you to do today is enjoy the relationship you now have with the Father. 

Be cautious of what you have been taught by the world.  If you want the joy of the Lord, you have to live by kingdom principles.  The world says to plan your life out.  The world says you need to worry about your future.  Kingdom principles say not to worry about what you will eat, what you will wear, what you will drink; don't worry about tomorrow.  Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added to you.  When you look at how the word "added" is used in the bible, you realize it means that you don't have to strive for these things, fight for these things, or earn these thing but rather God will do it.  Matthew chapter 6 is a great chapter for understanding the difference between how the world operates and  Kingdom principles.  Remember they are liberating not limiting.

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