If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink.  Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.”  [John 7:37]

After months of loving discipline Peg the family pet stayed in the garden without physical restraints or punishments.  Nothing other than the strongest power on earth, the unseen measure of love that cares enough to place the restrictions there in the first place.  What a wonderful picture of our Father’s love.

There He stood on the temple steps blocking the entrance saying with His Presence don’t go that way anymore, no more daily sacrifice, no more ritual.  Man cannot add anything to what I AM!  No bricks or mortar nor sanctimonious repetition of words will ever again be necessary I AM the source of everything!  Come to Me!

Man can never get his head around something that happens in the heart.  Only love recognizes and responds to love.  Many still try with their head and continue by repetition to re-enact what Christ has already accomplished and their need is to accept the freedom of Love.   Anything less than love binds men to the past and old wineskins keeps them in bondage.  Jesus is the new wine and will not attach Himself to the old.   ”No one sews a patch of un-shrunk-cloth on an old garment, for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the tear worse.” [Matthew 9:16]

This is love, freedom that knows and accepts restrictions as the provision and protection of love.  Like Peg we’d rather please the Master and be where He is, than the ceaseless effort of going our own way.

Diane’s book “Women and the Way Ahead” is live in the Kindle Store and it is available for readers to purchase here.  Women and the Way Ahead features a format for women to evaluate themselves and their relationship with God.  The book will help you gain a peace with yourself and with God.

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