What Kind Of Free Are You?

You were created to be free. All people were. Yet, in order to live free, you have to think a certain way. Make certain choices. Freedom is so important to God that He established it deep in the original design of the human template. Then He gave you a mechanism to engage your freedom: your “free will.” He wants you to use it. He wants you to be utterly free!

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WHAT KIND OF PERSON SHOULD YOU BE? 4 Things to Aim For

In order to live a purposeful, intentional life, there are specific things Scripture teaches you need to do. Regularly. God made people in His image. He crowned people “with glory and honor.” He made them to rule the earth. And He made people for Himself. Yes, God made you for Himself. He wants relationship with you. So – what kind of person should you be?

Peter recommends 4 things in Scripture:

  1. Engage in daily, wholesome thinking.
  2. Remember what you already know.
  3. Stay away from scoffers.
  4. Stay away from people who live for their own pleasure.

Peter reminds – the world was once destroyed by water. (People deliberately forget.) The world will one day be destroyed by fire. (People deliberately ignore.) Into this mix, Peter adds – Jesus will return and create a new heavens and earth. Wow.

So – why think about the end of things?

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4 Things To Do When You Don’t See the BIG Picture

When you only have a few pieces of a huge puzzle, and that puzzle is your life, what do you do?  What if you don’t have time or energy to assemble it? What if the big picture scares you? What if you can’t wait to see it? What if you are used to “instant everything?”  There are 4 things you can actually DO.

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Do You Love Me? Jn. 21: 15-17

That’s a good question: “Do I really love God? From my heart? And how do I prove I love Him?”

I was thinking about when Jesus reinstated Peter after Peter denied Him. He did so within the framework of love. He did not list all Peter’s mistakes or good deeds. He didn’t talk about second chances. He didn’t even ask if Peter believed in Him. Instead, He asked Peter, “Do you love Me?”

Jesus was asking not about programs, accomplishments, duty, prestige, leadership, zeal, beliefs, or even sincerity. He was asking about love. I think He is asking the same question of you and me every day.

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