Friday, January 15, 2021

Mark Day 10

To you has been given the secret of the kingdom of God, but for those outside everything is in parables, 12 so that “‘they may indeed see but not perceive, and may indeed hear but not understand, lest they should turn and be forgiven.’” Mark 4:11-12

Want to live free and untethered by the enemy?  Love the word of God.  I say this because receiving the word of God is a heart issue, not a head issue.  This life is about love, what we love and who we love and why we love.  The word of God produces life, it just does, but it must be received.  We receive those things we love.  The word of God does not find space to grow in the hard heart, the full heart, or the preoccupied heart.  Jesus said that we cannot serve to masters because we will love the one and hate the other.  The word of God needs a heart of love to live in by faith.  One secret to the kingdom of heaven is the power of love.  This life is lived in love, from love and because of love and when we love God’s word (because we love God and His love for us) we will live God’s life for us.  When we love God’s word, God’s word lives in us.  Love operates by faith, so by faith we fall in love with God’s word because by faith we believe in the love of God.  Only the heart looking for real love will find it in God and His word.  Jesus said to love the Lord God and that anyone who loves Him would keep His commandments.  This life is about what we love, who we love and why we love.  Whoever understands this will understand how life works and be forgiven.

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