Are you consuming Life or Destruction?
I’m a simple man – Que Lynyrd Skynyrd. I believe the keys to living well, the life God Created us for are simple and most people get stuck in or hide out in complexity.
Let’s pick some low hanging fruit here – pun intended as we will be talking about that moment in the garden.
Since our physical life is the one we have the most control over and can easily see the results of (good & bad), we’ll use it as an example, but this applies equally across all areas of our life.
Simple – If you want to lose weight. Eat – Be healthy.
The path to a healthy body is through – health. That is the simple truth, the Truth that shall set you free.
But I see a lot of people choosing bondage, choosing destruction and yes, Lonnie raises his hand here too, because whether physical health or other areas, I am not immune to the dangers, or voices of the Dark Side either (been watching too much Star Wars lately).
Deuteronomy 30:19 – This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life… Now choose Life…
The enemy deals in Deception. The path of darkness and destruction.
Our God deals in truth. Sometimes hard. Often – times – hard…
John 8:32 – You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free….?
Or John 8:34 – Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin.”
Where does Sin Begin… it begins with deception. Just ask Eve how the serpent talked her into taking that forbidden bite – “I was DECEIVED by him!”
Who’s words are you consuming? The father of lies and his Deception which leads to destruction OR…
The bread of life who’s words will set you free.
So let’s end this with a little chat about Freedom…
Freedom is very important to me. Could say it is at the top of my list. I am the grandson of a veteran, the son of a veteran, a veteran myself and have 2 children on Active Duty in the Army. Freedom and … The cost of it are very important to me.
Jesus being the ultimate Freedom Fighter – Paying the wages of our sin, to rescue us from bondage and Set – Us – Free.
But…Often times, if we are honest with ourselves, we chose bondage because it’s easier. See freedom comes with responsibility.
Freedom ALSO means freedom to fail.
Ouch! Who likes to fail? So to avoid failure we hide behind deception and chose bondage over freedom because we afraid of failing…again.
You allow yourself to be deceived into believing that a healthy diet somehow doesn’t work for you because it gives you an out. And while you are protected from failure, the price you pay is bondage. Destruction and darkness.
Freedom has a cost, an upfront cost and an ongoing one too. But Do Not allow yourself to be deceived… so does the safety of bondage. It has a price too and it’s your soul. You’re not made to give up on yourself, give up on the life you were Created for. That will rot your soul.
The truth is you were Created for a BIG abundant Life.