Thursday 14 August 2014

The only justifiable self effort is complete abandonment by John Madden

14 August 2014 at 09:01 Facebook note

I've made so many mistakes in my life that many times I felt that I was sitting in a penalty box. And I'm sitting in this box with a bag of stuff. The problem is I carry my own bag of tools made up of man made psychology, philosophy, theology and only God knows what else. I have false beliefs that I must “do something” or that I need to “let go”of something. It is my own independent instincts to do what is right that is displaced. A Train wreck unable to do anything. I do need to turn it all over to God. I cant turn it over to God even if what I needed to turn over was a beach ball. A train wreck can not turn over a beach ball. I need that miracle that Jerry Garcia sings about..I cant let go of my all for Gods all.

Peace, love, and joy exist within the heart of God. It was at the cross that this maddening mind and stony heart of mine was removed and a heart after God's own heart was placed in . THE BIBLE SAYS IT . It is a reality. I have no grip in my hands to hold it. When I have a belief in the facts of being made new in Christ, and abandon all of my methods, maybe I will begin to experience the fruit of the Spirit in my life.

When we take the mess that we are, when we see our immoral traits, when bring into view the cross of Christ, when we see the meaning of the cross, and bundle all of this together maybe we will see that sought over miracle. This means that we don't produce the fruit of the Spirit in our lives (personally) by applying principles beyond Christ crucified, resurrected and ascended for us

We do nothing on our own. Christ wants to do everything for us, by and through Him. He knows us. We dont know Him. His hand is on our life. We cant grab a hold of His hand due to our grave frailties Christ has already placed us above all the powers that work against us. We fight the good fight by placing our belief in the shed blood and crucified body of Christ as the ONLY way to find life in Him. It is then that the Holy Spirit takes over our life because of our belief. OUR LIFE MAY REMAIN IN APPARENT DISARRAY But in this the fruit of the Spirit becomes evident in some way.

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Chris Welch  - It's all about the choice of self-existence. And REST is all about sinking back to God's own pure LIFE in us as us....BEING ENOUGH.
Self-existence looked real cool.
But as we "put on that avatar"....we never realised we became the devil's avatar for him in the earth. "Submit to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you."
or submit to the simplicity of His Life functioning spontaneously through your heart, firmly yank off the avatar equipment of the supposedly "independent self delusion"....and like Jesus announced finally after 33.5 years in the Upper Room "Hey....the DEVIL HAS NOTHING IN ME."

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