Conscientious people who desire to please God, often compensate for walled-off chambers of hopelessness and fear in our hearts by unwittingly substituting religious principles applied by our own force of will and personality. This is a natural energy replacement for that which our Father promises to supply by the presence and power of His Spirit within us. (Ask me sometime how I know this to be true. Yikes!) This is the essence of "legalism" and it is more destructive to the joyful liberty of our interactive fellowship with the Trinity, our fruitfulness and our witness for Jesus Christ in this world than we typically imagine. May the Holy Spirit come in 2014, help us become genuinely vulnerable before our loving Papa and graciously heal any unperceived fissures of self-strength, rejection and negation in our hearts that imprison us in a miserable form of Christianity. There is a better covenant for us because of who Jesus is and what He has done!
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