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#8 Love Is the Gift of Freedom

Posted: Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
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We search for what we do not know, driven by what we cannot recognize. What is life about? There is a way, the lost way, with answers for us all.

Devotional

Mark 10:21 (The Rich Young Ruler)
Looking at him, Jesus felt a love for him and said to him, “One thing you lack: go and sell all you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”

Not all who met Jesus were invited to walk with Him. This man not only refused the sacrifice, he refused the Love. And so far as we know, he missed his destiny.

One morning the Lord said to me: It was LOVE to let the man go. (Not love “in spite” of his rejection.) Love is the gift of freedom.

We don’t know the depths of free will…how God has freed us. The bottom of disobedience is self-love. It looks like something else but it is not. At the core of leaving God, it is not the love of money or things or people. It is love of self, preferring my Self…to God!

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