they scrambled to elope
disregarding His yoke
married to dis-ease she Awoke
Wrote this reflection a few days ago…not wallowing in past regret so much as realizing the utter wisdom God’s Word gifts us, not only for right-living but the best life now.
Attempting to do life without following God’s wisdom is like trying to assemble a complex, technical gadget without reading the directions- then utilize it without reading the owners manual. It just don’t work to maximum benefit!
Incidentally, partnerships are not only marriage relationships. It can be friendships, business partners, etc. Darkness and light is simply two different ways of thinking, being and doing.
Come to Me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Put My yoke upon your shoulders—it might appear heavy at first, but it is perfectly fitted to your curves. Learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble of heart. When you are yoked to Me, your weary souls will find rest. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light. Don’t develop partnerships with those who are not followers of Jesus’ teachings. For what real connection can exist between righteousness and rebellion? How can light participate in darkness?
–Matthew 11:28-30; 2 Corinthians 6:14 The Voice (VOICE)
When the light shines, it exposes even the dark and shadowy things and turns them into pure reflections of light. This is why they sing,
When Yeshua said that the truth would “make us free” (ἐλευθερώσει), he was referring to the acceptance of the Witness of Divine Reality (i.e., the Word, Breath, Spirit, Voice, Message, Meaning, and Love of God) that delivers us from the lies we habitually tell ourselves. If you “persevere in my word” (μείνητε ἐν τῷ λόγῳ τῷ ἐμῷ) he said, “then you are my disciples indeed, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (ἡ ἀλήθεια ἐλευθερώσει ὑμᾶς, John 8:31-32). In other words, as we identify with his vision and redemptive mission, we will “be free indeed” from the “tohu va’vohu” (Gen. 1:2) – the “chaos and unreality” – that inescapably besets the way of the lie… We will be delivered from vanity and delusions of this world and its diseased affections; we will be set free from the need to justify ourselves by religion (perfectionism); we will no longer crave other people’s approval; we will not be moved by the crowd and its threats and pressures; we will find courage to face our challenges without resorting to escapism; and we will learn how to experience peace even when we encounter frustrations. Despite our daily struggles and tests, we will be released from bondage to anger and resentment as we yield our will in trust that God is working all things together for our ultimate good (Rom. 8:28). Genuine freedom is not an “accidental property” of the heart, depending on “luck” or “fortune,” but instead is a decision to believe in the Reality of the salvation of God given in Yeshua our LORD.
May God bless us to find Him early– and for those who’ve put some mileage on the model, may He grant fresh grace, strength and wisdom to persevere- in peace, courage and contentment. He is always the solution and prayer is the power that brings change to any situation, circumstance or relationship. Bless Him!
Grace for the journey guys,