A pretty typical morning for me.I took this photo and talk about the books I read in hopes that if someone has been trying to find information on a certain subject that my posts may cut down that time.
In other words, I hope you can find something here, helpful to you. 🙂
The books on the right (The Bait Of Satan, etc) are the foundations. They basically are about the loving God with all you are, and loving people, which is the greatest commandment (see Matthew 22:35-40). In fact, “Bought With The Blood” should be in that pile too. It is about understanding your rights, what you have been given through the exchange on the cross by Jesus. If more of us knew our spiritual rights, we wouldn’t put up with sickness, lack, worry, fear, etc.)
All of the books here have the same foundations: Loving God with our whole self (heart, soul and mind) and loving people. In loving God completely, we let go of our “self” (aka “die to self: our will, our agendas, our fleshly “rights”, our pride, etc. in exchange for God’s Will, His desires, His purpose, His Heart. And in doing that, His Love will pour into our hearts so we can pour His Love out on people.
And when people experience God’s Love,… they will willingly “die to self” in exchange for God’s Will, His desires, His purpose, etc. then they go out, and pour out His love on others and the cycle repeats. This is Discipleship. Notice the word “disciple” looks very much like “discipline”. It’s not a coincidence. Discipleship takes discipline, period. Thankfully, that’s where Grace comes in. There’s no way we can be perfect, and obey the “law” perfectly, as they tried in the Old Testament. That’s one of many, reasons why Jesus died on the cross for us. Grace! His ability and strength instead of our ability. (Letting go of our self / ability for His Self / ability).
It’s upside down in The Kingdom of God. We “die (to self) to live in Him. We humble ourself (go down) and He lifts us up!
I didn’t mean to go on like this, but again, I hope these books can help someone. 🙂