Monday, August 27, 2012

The Truth will set you free...

In John chapter eight we read the words of Jesus spoken to His disciples.  He tells them if they hold to His teachings, they are His disciples.  Then they would know the truth and the truth would set them free.

What is the Truth?  How can I know it?  Through daily reading and meditating on His word. 

I began a new bible study for my quiet time, Read the Bible for Life.  I am truly enjoying it.  Today's scripture passage was Deuteronomy 6:1-12.  The children of Israel were preparing to enter the Promised Land.  They were told as instructed by the LORD your God to remember that HE is their God and HE is one.  They were to love HIM with all their heart, soul and strength.

The TRUTH?  I am to do the same.  That is my purpose in life.  Each and every day, I just need to love and follow Him.  So long as I am pleasing Him, nothing else matters. 

Freedom.... so easy... yet so difficult.  Why do I let the things of this world bog me down?  This world is not my home.  I too am headed for the Promised Land... and until then all I have to do is please HIM.

On Jordan's stormy banks I stand and cast a wishful eye.....

Makes me smile :)