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our brief sojourn

Posted by livefreecounselling on May 6, 2010 at 10:09 PM

Time does fly doesn't it? Do you have plans? Do you expect to fulfill them?

Wouldn't  it be great if we knew exactly what our future would be? ...or would it?

How much do you trust God? Will you believe that all His plans for you are for good?

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."-Jeremiah 29:11

We can choose today to approach the rest of our lives like an adventure - like Alice in Wonderland did - always knowing that wonderful surprises are in store, not to mention being filled with the power of the Almighty Holy Spirit as our secret weapon!!!

Bon Voyage!

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Reply josh
11:28 PM on May 13, 2011 
today I began to uncover what I would consider a different way of thinking. This is not to say that I have adopted anything, but rather only contemplating the verocity of this thinking put into action. This is what has brought me to your site...typing "live free with faith" into Google. I'm questioning what it would look like for one "saved" to live "acting out their faith"...true Faith. Is this faith alive today? If faith the size of a mustard seed can move a mountain, what size is my faith?...nearly nonexistent? If one possessed "faith", would guilt, feelings of unworthiness or thoughts of need to maintain some level of expectation within oneself exist. Having faith would mean that we "need" not even repent. Our debts have been paid in full. Repentance is only a jesture of love as we do with close friends. It should not be associated with feelings of inadequacy or self-persecution. The closests moments I have had were when God revealed His unconditional love and abounding grace reminding me it doesn't matter what I do, He has paid my debt. In addition, if our good works are as dirty rags to God, it seems to me that closeness to God comes through letting go of the worldly henderences that continue to separate us from Him, like guilt, feelings of unworthiness, feeling the need to measure up, clean up or maintain consistency in our relationship with Him. Closeness to God comes with faith, which is the acknowledgment that God is love, God is good, and He is the author and perfecter of our faith. It ALL comes from Him. To let go of these ignorant expectations of ourselves will remain the challenge. I believe God is pleased not when we choose to do right over wrong, or when we repent, but when we simply allow Him to impart His peace upon us. I could go on, but what are your thoughts?