Christ Has Set Us Free to Live a Free Life!

I deliberately waited until evening to write my post. Why? To keep from falling back into the trap of “rule-keeping.”

I woke up at 4:45 a.m. and thought, “Bible before breakfast.” Religious rules become ingrained in us. They keep pulling us back into legalism.

Galatians 5:1, “Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you.” The Message

When I follow a rigorous, legalistic, religious schedule, I leave Christ out. He wants to lead me through my day. When I wrote my post early, I would put stop talking to God.

Galatians 5:4, “I suspect you would never intend this, but this is what happens. When you attempt to live by your own religious plans and projects, you are cut off from Christ, you fall out of grace.” The Message

My assignment for today was to test everything on my blog. I found errors and several run-on sentences! I rewrote three of my pages! I realized I was too busy working on my blog to compare it to others.

Galatians 5:26, “That means we will not compare ourselves with each other as if one of us were better and another worse. We have far more interesting things to do with our lives. Each of us is an original.” The Message

Rewriting the “Relevant” Guide Story was a walk down memory lane. I remembered the years when I tried to put the guide together. I wasn’t sure how to make it all fit! (Thank God for Joe Goudy.) Each year, God showed me another step to improve it.

Galatians 6:5, “Don’t be impressed with yourself. Don’t compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life.” The Message

Cindy F. blessed me when she left this comment at LinkedIn after reading yesterday’s post

“I cannot put into words how much this writing spoke to me. Thank you.”

I replied, “…It is better to talk to God all day and let Him guide me. I am always learning.”

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