Maybe it’s because I’m an artist, but I LOVE this quote, “The Christian life is a life characterized by true and spontaneous creativity.” Then it goes on, and this is where the challenge comes in . . .
. . . Consequently, a disciple is subject to the same charge that was leveled against Jesus Christ, namely, the charge of inconsistency. But Jesus was always consistent in His relationship with God, and a Christian must be consistent in his relationship to the life of the Son of God in him, not consistent to strict, unyielding doctrines. –Oswald Chambers
This is where my personal testimony comes in. Having come from a very doctrine driven, “We have the “truth” for present day”, here’s a list of do’s and don’ts, “You might go to hell if you do that!” church, I feel confident to speak to this and the pain of the B L A S T. I feared the blast and I stayed in my “truth” for as long as I could–there was structure and familiar comfort there. But the moment I chose Jesus Christ over my “truth” I was set free and my life has never been the same. It is a constant creative flow. I feared that I’d be blown by “every wind of doctrine” and would not know “truth”. The fascinating thing is, I’ve never felt so secure and held by anything, even though there is no hard, fast rule for how to live my life. I find that guilt, fear of the future, shame or judgment on others no longer exists in my life–why?–I think it’s because I’m willing now to let everyone be in their own place on their own journey with God and I’ve dropped the need to make things “right” in the world, at least in a doctrinal sense. Because the Holy Spirit is my only guide now, I am open to receive what He has to give me–namely, a love and devotion to Jesus Christ that doctrines keep you from–and then I’m free to sparkle, spontaneously!
This is another cool thought for me–
The only One who truly loves the Lord Jesus is the Holy Spirit, and it is He who has “poured out in our hearts” the very “love of God” (Romans 5:5). Whenever the Holy Spirit sees an opportunity to glorify Jesus through you, He will take your entire being and set you ablaze with glowing devotion to Jesus Christ.