Are you a parent? If so, I want you to think for a moment about what you taught your children about electricity. If you’re not a parent, think back to what you were taught about electricity. If you are like most people I know, the lessons taught included such things as not sticking metal utensils in the electrical outlet and that water and electrical appliances don’t go well together! Also included, however, was how to flip the breaker to get the electricity back on in the house or how to safely and correctly jump start a car battery.

In other words, you taught or were taught about the laws of electricity so that you could not only safely handle it but so that you could use it to your advantage. You can do that because the ways that electricity functions are the same all the time. Those physical laws are constant and therefore can be depended upon!

It was out of love that you were taught how to apply those rules to cook your breakfast, make your coffee, and heat your house while NOT shocking, burning or electrocuting yourself! We know that very well and are grateful for those who taught us all of those things! If you really take the time and think about it, in our day-to-day lives, we rarely even spend much time thinking about sticking metal objects into electrical outlets now. We know it is detrimental so we simply concentrate on the aspects of electricity that benefits us!

Why am I making such a big point about this?

I’ve seen a widespread mindset among, not only the world but also among the church, that the Bible is just a book of rules about what all we can’t do. Most think of it as a book written by a domineering, controlling God who is kind of half mad He ever even created us to begin with!

NOTHING COULD BE FARTHER FROM THE TRUTH!

Look how He really feels about us . . .

”In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer. For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee.“
Isaiah 54:8-9 KJV

He will NEVER be angry with us! He will NEVER rebuke us! Not only does He feel that way, it is His will! Not only is it His will, it is a covenant issue with Him! It is just as iron-clad as His covenant that He will never destroy the earth by a world-wide flood of water again! 

Consider some of the things He’s told us in the New Testament, the Second Covenant, . . .

”“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”“
Matthew 11:28-30 MSG 

”As for the rich in this world, charge them not to be proud and arrogant and contemptuous of others, nor to set their hopes on uncertain riches, but on God, Who richly and ceaselessly provides us with everything for [our] enjoyment.“
1 Timothy 6:17 AMPC

His desire is for us to live lightly and freely and ENJOY life!

I encourage you to renew your mind to these things so you see the Bible for what it truly is – a users manual of life! A users manual written by the manufacturer Who knows ALL of the laws of the Kingdom. He knows exactly what we need to do to be able to live lightly and freely and enjoy life. He knows how ALL the laws can be used to our advantage and benefit! He also knows how to keep us from getting shocked, burned or electrocuted too! He is our loving Father and He has written it all down for us! 

Let’s renew our determination to get into the Book and learn the laws of our system!