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Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Lie - work makes free, Arbeit macht frei

The Lie was over the gate to Auschwitz.
The Lie exists in much of Christianity, and it is a battle for me, not to 'proclaim' it and teach it to my kids.
Our salvation is a free gift, our continuing process of sanctification only flows from the free love given by the Father, paid for by the Son, and made real by a revelation of the Spirit.  
Offenses from other people give rise to bitterness, when I do not know 'whose kid I am.'

 I think I have to rise up and defend myself, when I do not know 'whose kid I am."  
Almighty, eternal, Lord of all the universe has chosen to call me His son.  That is the truth, His choice, His grace, His sacrifice, MAKES FREE!  
Everything else is a lie, whether it is inserted into the beginning, middle or end of your Christian walk it is a lie.
 "My hope isn’t built on my performance but on Jesus’ righteousness.
The flesh is always performance driven and everyday I need to become Cross-centered again and no one needs the Gospel only once, because of all the bad days, we need the Good News of His grace again and again."  Ann Voskamp

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