Religious beliefs are meaningless without a transformed heart.
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“If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Remaining in Jesus’ word…is more than knowing or believing.
It’s living his word.
It’s being his word.
There are probably many paths to this way of life.
But one way is to actually get to know Jesus.
Making a practice of reading the gospels and pondering his words is a great start.
But just reading his words and knowing them is a “head” thing.
Jesus is talking about a “heart” thing.
Information in your head will not lead to transformation of your heart.
Try sitting in peace and quiet and dwelling on Jesus’ words.
Allow them to sink into your heart space.
“Remain in my word.”
When we do this…the Holy Spirit is eager to reveal the truth and set you free.
And in that freedom…you will be led to a changed life where Jesus’ mission and your mission will be one and the same:
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord” (Luke 4:18-19).
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Remember…God loves you!