Friday, October 9, 2020

The Kitchen Table            Galatians Day 24

You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love Galatians 5:13

We’ve been called to live free.  We’ve been invited and empowered to live free.  But free for what?  We’ve been set free to love God and love like God.  A free life is free to love life and be loved in life.  But this isn’t freedom to live loving in the flesh, that kind of love is selfish.  It’s the freedom to know God’s love and to live in God’s love.  The love of the flesh operates in the appetites of the flesh and enslaves the spirit.  The love of the Father operates in the attitude of His Spirit and frees the spirit to know real life and to live life.  There’s a difference in serving the appetites of the flesh which enslave our spirit to shame and serving the attitude of the Holy Spirit which empowers our skin to know true love.  We have been called to live free but to do so we must live from our spirit and not for our skin.  When we live free in God’s love we will share freely God’s love with others.  It’s an awesome life.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

The Kitchen Table            Galatians Day 23

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love. Galatians 5:6

This life is about love, not law.  It was always about love until man couldn’t figure it out without the law.  This life is NOT about breaking the law, we’ve already got that handled, it’s about breaking the heart of the Holy Spirit.  It’s about falling in love with God through faith and loving His word, word, will, and way rather than ours.  Be careful, this new way of living is not about focusing on self but focusing our lives on Him.  HE takes care of the rest.  This life is about love, not the law.  Let your faith let you fall in love with Jesus.  That’s all that counts.  Love the Lord you God will all your heart, with all your mind, with all you soul, and with all your strength and love your neighbor as yourself.  It’s about love but it takes faith to love.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

The Kitchen Table             Galatians Day 22

You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace Galatians 5:4

There are these moments in life when we must decide to go with the crowd or Christ.  This is that moment when we decide to believe in Christ and His word or belong to the crowd and do things as they do.  At that moment we walk away from the power of God for the pleasure of others.  God doesn’t work through the flesh but through faith in Him and His word.  This isn’t about being bad and doing wrong, it’s about doing life like others and for others rather than for Jesus and like Jesus.  It’s that moment when we rely on anything other than the leading and longing of the Holy Spirit.  Remember, this life in Jesus isn’t about breaking the law but breaking the heart of the Holy Spirit.  Only the Holy Spirit will lead us in the freedom to live in what’s good and right and true and give us the power to do so.  You’ve been called to lead today, don’t just fall in line with what everyone else is doing.  Live in the supernatural, not  just the natural today by the grace of God. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The Kitchen Table            Galatians Day 21

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1

It was for freedom that God made us free and Jesus set us free.  The law doesn’t set us free, the law shows us that we are not free, on our own, to live free.  The law points out our sin of selfishness, stubbornness, and skepticism.  The law shows us our frustration, but love shows us freedom.  Don’t let anyone steal this freedom.  This freedom is our’s by faith that works through love.  Love God and His word, His ways.  Let your faith cause you to fall in love with God and you will stand firm in His light.  By faith we learn to hear the voice of God and we learn to love the presence of God.  Let your faith let you fall in love with God’s word, work, ways and will.  You’ll find out what it means to be free from the fear and frustration of the law.

Monday, October 5, 2020

The Kitchen Table            Galatians Day 20

Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise.

Galatians 4:28

A child and not a curse; a son and not a slave.  That is who we are!  We are who God promises us to be, not what the past or even the present might say we are.  Can that be drilled any further into our hearts and heads?  But it’s a love thing, not a law thing.  We see sonship in love, not the law.  This relationship is seen in how we “love” God.  Love changes our mentality about life, living, money, freedom and so on.  The law controls how we think about those things.  Love promises and the law pushes.  We can see the difference and the difference can be seen in us.  We are loved and His promises are part of His love for us.  Live a child of promise today.  Hold on to and hold out for God’s promises in Christ.  Don’t let anyone use the law on you to live in God’s love for you.

Friday, October 2, 2020

The Kitchen Table            Galatians Day 19

What then has become of your blessedness? Galatians 4:15

Hold on to what you’ve got in Jesus.  You’re a child, not a curse, a son not a slave.  You are blessed to be a blessing in Christ.  Don’t give this gift away, it’s yours.  There are a lot of people who have been forgiven but don’t live free.  It happens!  It’s happens as we get caught up with life and living and slowly but surely we let go of our gifts from God.  But the Bible says, “So then, those who are of faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.” Galatians 3:9  It all begins with our thinking.  Think blessed to live blessed.  Many won’t agree with that and denigrate those who do but this life isn’t about pleasing others, it’s about believing God.  You are blessed!  Believe it!  The Bible says so.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

The Kitchen Table            Galatians Day 18

Formerly, when you did not know God, you were enslaved to those that by nature are not gods.  But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and worthless elementary principles of the world, whose slaves you want to be once more? Galatians 4:8-9

Everybody needs God but many will choose a god to bring some sort of meaning and purpose to their lives.  Elementary things are earthly things and thoughts we can use to define and direct our lives.  But we can’t have eternal peace, power, and perspective without an everlasting partnership.  Jesus is that partnership and that power for our lives.  And not only do we know God, but He knows us.  It’s personal and it’s powerful.  These elementary and earthly things can’t promise an eternal life of love.  Living knowing and being known by God is the most freeing and fulfilling love anyone can ever know and it frees us from elementary and earthly fears, frustrations, and failures.  Yes, God knows everybody but He knows us as His.  There are great promises and privileges in that relationship that this world cannot offer.