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To Be Broken Into Freedom:

A Spiritual Journey

By Rene Lafaut

 

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This oil of commitment in the clay lamps (think "us") burns together with the breath of life (think "Holy Spirit") to make the light of the Gospel. The light of the Gospel is love.

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THE JOURNEY TO LOVE:

Often when a person has messed up his or her life they may find themselves so stuck in ruts that they can lose vision, and hope; and fall into self-pity very easily. These ruts seem deep, dark, permanent, and prison-like. But they only hide or blindside more desirable ways of thinking, and feeling, and loving that we would never have imagined existed before except the ache in our hearts tells us they must be there.

I have found that tackling and removing the attitude of self-pity is key to discovering that more desirable way of thinking and living. I have also found that dismantling "the tree of knowledge of good and evil" within me that consisted of a dark energy flowing and giving life to a connected structure that is comprised of the building blocks of resentments, fears, pride, envy, anger, judgmental ism, lust, sloth, and gluttony and many other wicked fruits will eventually bring freedom to love God, people, and self deeply.

I have discovered prayer that incompasses: confession, ownership of sin strongholds, apology, accepting forgiveness (intellectually and emotionally), repenting in prayer [will define this], and holding onto the promises of God together with the grace He amply supplies together with the little 't'-truths He gives helps to bring one to maturity, and equips one to a humble way of love helps to dismantle the hideous "tree of knowledge of good and evil" within a person.

This pathway for each person is different and is not always easy to navigate to begin with. If we give up too easily we will not discover and inherit the promises of God. Jesus promised that those who will knock on doors will have doors opened. The process is nothing like the goal, the desires, and the promises. That means that patience and getting up each time we fall is key to spiritual progress.