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16 Aug – The Simple Truth

The gospel – the good news of Jesus is not complex. It is simple and something to rejoice over and worth giving up anything else this world offers.

It’s about knowing Jesus as a friend face-to-face and living in closeness to Him.

It’s not about boxing God into our limited understanding, our comfort zones or about rules, laws, or can’t do’s. And it’s not about religion!

Jesus’ love is perfect. He doesn’t seek to control or constrict anyone but to bring freedom and life. His love heals our hurts, calms our fears, and brings peace and bliss.

He destroys the works of the devil. He accepts us when we have been told or believe we aren’t good enough; He reaches out to us, where others have turned away. His message of love, when shared, has changed the world. It’s a message of pure love, acceptance, and glorious freedom.

“But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” (John 13:34)

I’m still getting a hold of just how simple the gospel is, which means I do need to continually let go of mindsets, hurts, pride, and attempts to control so that everything is in nice little neat boxes and choose instead every day to trust and flow along with Him wherever He leads.

If you have discovered that the weight of life is too heavy, hard, or you feel like you’ve always been controlled or told you don’t measure up, then today lay it all down and reach for the simplicity of Jesus’ good news to you.

The good news is that you are loved, that you are accepted, and that you can know God and the wonders and mysteries of Heaven right now. It’s not about what you can do; it’s about how much He will do and has done for you already. You only need to receive it.

There is so much more. Don’t settle but look to Jesus and seek the simple truth of the gospel. When you do, you’ll discover a whole realm of possibilities and a love that will change everything. If you look, you’ll also discover people whose heart is the same, and who you can call family.

So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8:36)

I pray that “Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:17-19)

We have a saying in our house that there is a song for every occasion. This song says it all: It’s called “Simple Gospel” by United Pursuit.

Prayer: Jesus, please reveal to me the simple gospel. Forgive me where I have settled for less, believed the enemy’s lies, and bought into the systems of the world and even religion. I receive from you today, Jesus, and your truth that sets me free. In Jesus Name Amen.

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