To no longer be a slave to sin is to no longer be a slave to lovelessness. A heart of sin is a heart of lovelessness to God; to be freed from sin is to be freed from lack of love. Freed into love. Freed not by merely being taken from something…but claimed by something. Claimed by Love. By Love Himself. For Love is not an it. Love is God.
Spirit of the living God
Would you fall afresh like rain on us
Burst the doors and flood the halls
Into forgotten rooms inside our hearts
And we will all be swept away
In the current of Your love and grace
Living water flow to me
All I’m asking for is just a drink
Lord, I thirst for You
Yes my soul it thirsts for You.
"In Heaven there are no thoughts void of God. He is the light, the life, and the heart of His world. Heaven is filled with perfect confidence and trust in God. On the other hand, this world is filled with mistrust and chaos. We will always release the reality of the world we are most aware of. Living aware of God is an essential part of the command to abide in Him. Brother Lawrence of the 1600’s illustrated this theme remarkably well. It is presented in the book The practice of the Presence of God. It was said of him that there was no difference between his times of prayer and his times working in the kitchen. His awareness of God and his communion with Him were the same in either role."
"God is a fire that warms and kindles the heart and inward parts. Hence, if we feel in our hearts the cold which comes from the devil - for the devil is cold - let us call on the Lord. He will come to warm our hearts with perfect love, not only for Him but also for our neighbor, and the cold of him who hates the good will flee before the heat of His countenance."