Coloring Inside the Lines

Every time the disciple started establishing rules – no children near Jesus;  don’t let the crowd touch Jesus; don’t talk to Samaritan women; don’t let people waste expensive perfumes – Jesus told them to knock it off, and His rebuke was usually followed by a lecture that said, “You still don’t get it! We are not substituting religious rules with our rules. We are substituting religious rules with Me!” Jesus kept saying “Follow Me,” not “Follow My rules.” Most of us have spent our Christian lives learning what we can’t do instead of celebrating what we can do in Jesus. What a tragedy. What a misunderstanding of who Jesus is.   ~ Michael Yaconalli

When I was little, I loved to color but I was always careful to never color outside the lines. Following the rules was so important to me that I took my crayon and outlined inside the lines before I would begin to color the picture. I was desperate not do it wrong.

This is a great article written by Debbie from Two Minutes of Grace.  Have you ever looked at how you “Do Christianity”? Are you a follower of Jesus, or a follower of rules???

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While you are there, why not check out the rest of Debbie’s site and let her know something she wrote blessed you. Registered & Protected

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2 replies

  1. Thanks, Greg!
    How typically generous of you!

  2. Just sharing your insights that bless many! Thank you for writing them! 🙂
    Blessings to you my friend.

Luke 21:36 "Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man."

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