|Window On The Word ... by Tim Greenwood
Life is NOT About
Life is not about the Do’s and Don’ts! Life
is for LIVING!
God wants you to live! Abundantly! LIFE to the FULLEST!
Fun, full and fulfilled!
Healthy, happy and whole!
Deut. 30:19 says, "… I … set
before you life and death, … choose life!
if you are allowing sin into your life – as a way of life… then you are
NOT choosing LIFE – but are choosing death!
10:10 says that there’s a devil loose in this world – and he wants you
D-E-A-D! And he doesn’t care if he kills you all at once – or – an inch
at a time! Killing you slowly – allows him to steal everything you ever
had or would have had before you die. Sin and darkness allows him
access to apply death – to your life… shortening your life – and
lowering its quality.
you going to have to "give up" something in order to live the Lord’s
way of life? The answer is "Yes!" You have to "give up" – DEATH – and
all the devices and people that the devil uses to pull you, lure you
and push you – towards death!
Word of God – IS the "Way of LIFE!"
says, "don’t" – (not to WITHHOLD from you) but… So that you may have
LIFE and have it MORE abundantly!
law is not a "stick" to beat us with! God’s law is a like "Life Raft" –
in a world that has been flooded with sin!
all around us are drowning in a sin-filled cesspool of their own making.
you don’t HAVE to drown! It’s your decision! You can CHOOSE – LIFE!
can climb into that "Life Raft!" And keep – within the law – until it
becomes – a WAY of LIFE! At which time – the "Life Raft" takes you to
"higher ground" – where you can LIVE!
far too many people won’t stay in the boat! They climb in for a little
while and then keep diving overboard with everyone else!
we "slip" and fall back into that sea of sin… All we have to do is:
Sincerely ask for forgiveness, receive that forgiveness by faith, ask
God for help – and… climb back into the "Life Raft!" Until we do – we
are once again drowning in that cesspool of sin!
14:28 says, to "Count the COST!" Every time you sin – it costs
something! NOTHING the devil has – is free! Every sin – puts you deeper
in debt to the devil. And PAYMENT – is extracted from your life – at
his whim… as long as you are choosing "death" instead of "LIFE!"
LIFE – by choosing Jesus and HIS way of life… Allows Jesus to apply HIS
payment – to pay your entire debt!
says, "DO" (not to boss you around) but… Because those things that He
says to DO – Bring LIFE!
man is concerned – God’s core nature – is that of a FATHER! First and
don’t care what anybody says… God is NOT in the business of making
servants! God’s "M.O." – His "method of operation" – How He operates
with mankind… is "Sowing and Reaping!" (i.e. Sow a seed – reap a
3:16 says that, at the appointed time—He sowed a Son—as His
seed—towards an abundant harvest of sons! Sons of God! Not servants.
Satan was a servant—but Jesus was a Son! Now don’t get me wrong—God
needs servants to gather in His harvest! But the harvest—IS Sons! God
has both conscripted and hired servants—but it really gives Him joy
when His sons come to work in the family business. "God & Sons!"
That’s where I work now!
there ARE do’s and don’ts. But - it’s not ABOUT the do’s and don’ts.
It’s about life and death and the Father’s love and desire for a -
thriving—healthy—happy—family, living with Him—forever! And it’s about
Jesus (the living Word) being the way of LIFE.