We have been addressing humanity today ( the churched, unchurched, believer, and unbeliever) from the viewpoint that we as a people are at the tipping point of civility, with lives full of duplicity, assault and withdrawal due to empty reservoirs, of love and a lack of knowledge and understanding on the HOW to get them filled with LOVE of GOD.
Just since I have begun writing this new tipping points have emerged in Europe and the Middle East as the carnage within minority neighborhoods of our US cities increases daily not to mention every other form of crime and depravity imaginable. All of this is devastating to our souls which is are our reservoirs of love. Sadly it is nothing new under the sun.
It is just proof that all of the cultural and religious icons and teachers fail, all except one.
Let’s look at this a bit closer. If Jesus truly was in the lives of all humanity the only Master and Teacher anyone followed, how do you believe the World would look? Now when I say this I am not advocating a Theocracy. Remember Jesus is not the property of religion, He belongs to all of humanity and He loves all of humanity but the majority of humanity resist him because they believe He comes with the baggage of religion and a million DO’S. Jesus comes with no baggage and no do’s! Look at our banner verse again from THE MESSAGE BIBLE Matthew 11:28-30
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
Do you see any religion or do’s there. Yes there is one DO, a marvelous DO-COME AWAY WITH ME!! WALK WITH ME! WORK WITH ME! WATCH ME! All the subsets of one DO- GET WITH ME!!
So if your master, teacher is controlling, self-centered, advocates violence, deviance, greed, self, material prosperity, power, domination, little value for life of others, your soul which is your reservoir that CAN contain abundant love is contaminated. If your soul is ruined your heart , mind, body and social relationships are as well. For you see your soul is your spiritual liver. Everything you think, feel, do, act and relate with is filtered by your soul. The sorry truth is every possible master and teacher outside of Jesus deals in one of these motives and agendas that is putting our society at the tipping point.
The only way change is truly possible for a world full of souls healthy with the abundance of love, joy and peace is through the transforming power of Jesus Christ as your Master and Teacher.
So how do you begin to allow Jesus to be your Master and Teacher? By hanging out with Him! How do you hang out with a Spirit? Well you are essentially a spiritual being. You align your Spirit wit His through the study and meditation of THE BIBLE. Yes the Bible. The Bible is not the property of religion, it is God’s property, He wrote it for you to understand life and to live in the abundance of His love, joy and peace. Do not be afraid of it. It is your only chance at real life. Then talk to God , listen to Him. He loves to communicate with you. He created you. He has direction and guidance to keep your soul, your reservoir full of love, joy and peace.
These are not religious activities, they are life giving and saving necessities.You must rethink the role of the Bible and Prayer in your life. Think out of the box and big about the Bible and Prayer, don’t let the smallness of religion keep you from the enormity of God and His Word.