What is the trail we leave behind? Is it of love, zeal or complacency? In our pursuit of Jesus we fall into traps.
After starting your new lives in the Spirit, why are you now trying to become perfect by your own human effort?Galatians 3:3
I run ahead of Jesus. I presume that by following spiritual exercises we developed together, I will be with him. Likewise, I put myself under the obligations that seemingly are godliness. When I run ahead of Jesus these become idols characterised by zeal or complacency.
“Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.”Galatians3:6
Remember Abraham. He had none of our spiritualities or obligations. He trusted his Lord and lived out what was shown. Though he stumbled God met him and led him into what was important though faith.
when we place our faith in Christ Jesus, there is no benefit in being circumcised or being uncircumcised. What is important is faith expressing itself in love.Galatians 5:6
When Jesus is the centre, he leads us into love. When we are living with him and not running ahead there will be a trail of love. This trail is characterised by joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness …