Oh! Those Spritual Dwarfs: Prideful, Fearful, Sinful, Shameful, Whiny, Grumpy and Dopey (and all of their evil friends, of so many other names. You know: Lustful, Forceful, Sneaky, Meany, Nasty, Busy, Two-face…on and on!) wreak horrible havoc within our minds, our bodies, our souls and our relationships.
What are we ever going to do? What can we do? Those dwarfs just keep yapping and shouting and telling us we have a right to think what we think, do what we do, live like we live. And, quite honestly, they are right in this one way: we do have a choice. Always.
It was God’s loving will for us to give us the gift of freedom of choice. But! We must be wise! Choosing anything other than God’s way is no freedom at all. And turning our backs on God and our focus on ourselves is an ugly, vicious, evil, LYING trap that the Spiritual Dwarfs would have us believe is the ultimate way to assert our independence, freedom and control over our own lives!
This is a deadly lie. And God wants us to live. God wants us to choose life. The BATTLE for our minds, bodies, souls and relationships has always been about life and death. Always.
In the Garden of Eden…Obey our Loving God and LIVE. Disobey and die.
God spelled out this choice so clearly as He was leading His people out of slavery and into the Promised Land.
…I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to His voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life Deuteronomy 30:19-20
It has always been about choice. We have to realize that: Everything we think, say and do is either bringing more life or more death to our minds, bodies, spirits and relationships.
And God wants us to choose HIM because HE is our LIFE. Our LORD is our FREEDOM. And it is in choosing to live listening to the loving, life-giving TRUTH of GOD–and obeying it–that we are able to kill the Spiritual Dwarfs.
The choice is still, and always will be, about life and death.
Jesus has already died and rose again to conquer the influence and lies of the Spiritual Dwarfs! Let’s choose this resurrection-power of Jesus! Let’s choose life! Let’s choose freedom!
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again be a yoke of slavery! Galatians 5:1
You have heard these words of Scripture before from me. And I’m sure you will hear them again. I wish I could tell you that God’s words and God’s ways are what I always choose. I do not. Darn it!
Yet, these words of TRUTH are as is GOD. GOD never changes. Even if I waiver in my behavior or my circumstances are like a roller-coaster ride or a crushing storm. GOD is LIFE. GOD is my LIFE. And that never changes.
GOD’S TRUTHS are LIFE and they are FREEDOM to me. They are my song. They are my breath. They are my guardian to my mind, body, spirit, and relationships.
What to do? Choose the LORD–His love, His life, His freedom. That’s: What To Do! And the Spiritual Dwarfs will by killed. In this, they have no choice! Jesus has already conquered! Amen!
In love, peace and purposeful passion, Sylane