Discover The Lifestyle That Is Free And Light - Guidelines Devotional
October 19, 2021

Discover The Lifestyle That Is Free And Light

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Now this is what the Lord Almighty says: “Give careful thought to your ways. Haggai 1:5

Life is complicated today. Apart from God’s design for living, there are so many lifestyle options, you may be unsure just how to navigate.  It makes me think of the cities I’ve been in throughout the world where driving lanes might be painted on the roads, but no one pays any attention to them; everyone goes their own way as fast as possible, and chaos ensues.  We generally think that we can figure out what’s best for us, and chafe at a God who limits us or tells us how to live.

The Bible was given to us so that we could come to know God–His love, His plan for our redemption and, incredibly, His desire for relationship with us.  That’s the context for the teaching of Scripture on every issue of our lives.  God’s prescriptives were designed for us to live our very best lives now and forever.

A man named Isaiah described our human condition in the Bible, writing, “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way.” (Isaiah 53:6) But Jesus says, “…Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life…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.” (Matthew 11:28-30 The Message).

A life lived in relationship to God through Jesus, is the freest and lightest way of life.

 

Resource reading: Matthew 11:25-30

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