Today’s post is a guest article written by Mark Lake. Mark is a brother in Christ who lives in Florida, and you can find more of his writings over at 3rdrace.org. Today Mark expounds on an article from last week pertaining to our God given rights. He unravels Galatians 5 and sheds a new light on it. I pray it blesses you. Leave him a comment below to let him know your thoughts.
Have you ever stopped to consider all the various things we own or claim to own? For instance, I live in my house (ok, my fifth wheel camper), I drive my truck, and I smoke my pipe. I will spend my money, on my wife, in an attempt to show her my love. Now, for the record, I would never claim to own my wife (or my money), but she isn’t your wife nor his wife nor anybody else’s wife; she’s my wife. So, while I may not be implying ownership, there is still an element of possession.
Seasons of life have a way of crippling you. In fact, we don’t sign up for them willfully. And we rail against them, sometimes coming to a point of blaming the Lord for our bad luck. I’ve been there. I AM there. Truly it’s been a season of great heartache for me, and I can tell you it tested me unlike any trial I’ve ever endured.
Have you ever surfed the internet by typing random words into a search engine to see what imagery or sites pop up? It can be interesting to say the least. I decided to type in the word marriage.
This was not random. I wanted to see what my favorite search engine thought was relevant. Immediately, hundreds of pictures loaded showing happy people, hands locked, kissing, and holding each other tightly. Upon a quick scroll the images began to change.
Today’s post is a guest post from Mark Lake. Mark hails from Florida, and I have had the opportunity to connect with him through The Deeper Christian Life Network and social media. You can find Mark and his writings at marklake.org where he discusses finding yourself in Jesus not religion, and pursuing the deeper things of Christ.
Today Mark brings a powerful reminder of Christ as our source and our satisfaction. After you read it hop over and check out some of Mark’s other writings.