I believe that it is much easier to love (or hate!) a stranger than it is to love your neighbor, someone you actually know.
OK, I am a Christian, so why don't I have the right to make relationships like I want? Read about relationships for self vs Christ's relating through me!
For the Christian there are no true intimate relationships apart from being in Christ. When all of our relationships are in Christ, then all of our knowing is of Christ.
Christ made it so that He would speak Life through us. The Spirit anoints my life and then He can bring forth words that deliver His Life.
There has to be a beating heart behind His words we deliver or they are just words formed together making up sentences.
Our life’s power will always be within our YES to God. This is our way into the Kingdom, a path full of YES’s to God.
So here is the ease of the Christian life. ALL God’s promises have been fulfilled in the Life of His Son.
What if we simply, whole-heartedly opened our lives up to God when He poised something to us? It's as easy as YES!
When people meet us, do they meet our need or Jesus? When we walk through the world, is it “Christ” or “me” they see?
I am literally a carrier of the presence of the living God. More precisely stated, I carry Him everywhere I go. I am an ark of His presence.
For years I have worked to accept my life in its entirety. By nature it's not in us to embrace our story. Acquiesce to it maybe but receive it…not so much.
Though I have come open hearted in giving love, my love was not clean. I was looking for Love in all the wrong places and with a wrong motive.