There is a book about step 6 and 7 called “Drop that Rock”. Today I might have very well decided to drop the rock. It simply has become too heavy. I don’t think I can carry it around anymore. It is really stupid to keep carrying it around anyway. As I sit here tonight, I wonder if I am going to feel lost without the rock. I have only set it down for about an hour or so. I feel a little lost without it. Odd how as humans we find familiar poison more comforting than unfamiliar life.
I noticed today how satan always premised his temptations of Jesus with the words “if you are…”. I thought about how that is how so many of my temptations come in life. They all start off with, “If God really loved you…” or “If you actually lived under grace…” or “If you were really following God, you would…” or “If you were the daughter of God, do you think you would really do…”
It was interesting to realize how satan always tries to undermine my position. God says my position is entirely secure. satan wants nothing more than to make me doubt it. If he can just make me wonder whether God really loves me. If he can get me to start thinking I need to try harder, then he can destroy me.
Now I am going to bed, and I imagine I will sleep well without the rock. Been so long that I haven’t had one that I can’t remember what that is like.
Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8