Unsatisfied. Unfulfilled. Missing the target. Those are words that describe what I feel like when I respond to – what the Bible calls – the flesh.
A “life on target” (Jesus called it, “The Abundant Life”) is the goal and the process.
Here are more descriptions of that life:
- God minus religion
- Jesus plus nothing
- Freedom minus bondage
Religion is man’s attempt to do his or her best to comply with the rules that will satisfy God. The word, religion, is made up of two words that mean to bind again.
Religion is natural mankind trying to be good for God.
Life on target is responding to Christ’s life within that is already good as God.
Man’s biggest problem today is not morality. It’s trying to produce a moral life without The Life. True morality is within the DNA of His life. Responding to that Life is automatic morality … without attempts to produce morality with rules of behavior change.
Morality – Right Behavior – Godly Living is to the life of Christ as wet is to water.
To get wet, jump in the water. Swim in it. Float in it. Respond to it.
How do I know if I’m responding to Life?
Did my actions feel satisfying, fulfilling, breathing, expanding, energizing? Or, was the result unsatisfying, unfulfilling, suffocating, diminishing, weakening?
It’s Jesus plus nothing. Don’t even consider measuring yourself, today, by a rule…even a good one. Respond to Him. He’s right there within you if you’ve invited Him to be there.