March 8, 2018

Romans 8:1-8 (CEB) 

So now there isn’t any condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death. 3 God has done what was impossible for the Law, since it was weak because of selfishness. God condemned sin in the body by sending his own Son to deal with sin in the same body as humans, who are controlled by sin. 4 He did this so that the righteous requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us. Now the way we live is based on the Spirit, not based on selfishness. 5 People whose lives are based on selfishness think about selfish things, but people whose lives are based on the Spirit think about things that are related to the Spirit. 6 The attitude that comes from selfishness leads to death, but the attitude that comes from the Spirit leads to life and peace. 7 So the attitude that comes from selfishness is hostile to God. It doesn’t submit to God’s Law, because it can’t. 8 People who are self-centered aren’t able to please God.


Value 3: Add only things that will bring Shalom


Making room for shalom is great, but if you don’t add things into that space and room you have made that will help tell the story of the Kingdom of God through your life, you will end up filling it with meaningless, pointless, or busy work/play. 


Be intentional with the things you add into your life. 


QUESTIONS:

  • What are 3 things you need to add into your life to bring order? (i.e. rest, daily Bible reading, weekly church attendance) 
  • Have you let go of enough so that these things will thrive in your life? (If you want to practice 30 min of Bible reading you must let go of 30 min of something else…)