The source of most of our stress, if not all of it, is our opinions and judgments, but once I looked at God, He rushed in to extinguish my opinionated fire.
Our utter dependence on Christ is one of our greatest gifts. It frustrates our flesh, offends our pride, and hurts our feelings, it is the making of us.
How can we live a life where our knowledge is Christ? We were created for Christ to be our knowledge and He wants us to enter this reality.
Knowledge is Christ, and knowing apart from Christ is just separation from Christ. All knowing is Christ or it is opinions separating us from Him.
The willful independence of thinking rather than listening has always earned me the same consequences as those received in the Garden—separation from God.
Christ designed me with a personhood, which He has matched in His plan and purpose for my life. When I hold to old opinions of myself, I derail the reality of the true me.
With all the reality shows and political hijinks out there, many of us are being tempted to daily become judge and jury of our fellow man with our opinions.
We have a lovely parting gifts from the fall in the Garden – opinions. Opinions are actually imprisoning walls containing me and block my acceptance of God's sovereign move.
We were never intended to dwell outside of Peace. So recently I turned off my endless drone of news and chatter. I found that it was disturbing the peace in my life.
I would think that I at least could define my OWN needs…not so much.We are too close to our need to really know what our actual needs are.
The battle for my soul turned on the issue of ownership and now my daily cross confronts the same: Who owns me? Is it Jesus or have I enthroned another?
This is the bottom line of every exchange with the Lord: Who owns me? Do I belong to Jesus in reality or by mere verbal declaration? Either way, I am owned!