GOOD NEWS ABOUT THE CROSS
John 10:9-15 I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
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PERCEPTION // What I see/hear God saying/doing:
The thief lures me to his gates decorated with invitations to identity and trophies of performance. This gate opens to a beaten path littered with all manner of attraction, articles and affirmations that puff me up, but leave me flat and empty like a helium balloon left over from a long-forgotten party. Your gate is not decorated with stuff. Your gate is just You, the Shepherd who has laid Your life down for me to have life.
PLAN // What I am going to do about it:
I am too easily attracted to false promises and easy reward. This week I will fast where I practice saying no, and look to Your intentional and knowing love of and for me.
PRAYER // Seal the deal:
Jesus I hear You love me and want good for me. I say it’s true. Help me grow in living like it is true this week as the cross comes into focus.