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Our first freedom is where we put our mind.  Dallas Willard, Jan Johnson

This quote recently stopped me in my tracks.

I have a choice. From the minute I wake up, I can choose to “put my mind” in a good place.

…which means I can also choose to stop “putting my mind” in an unhealthy place.

Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach.  It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, ‘Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?’ Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, ‘Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?’ No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it. Deuteronomy 30.11-14

I’m learning to move in closer, listen more patiently, re-center when I’m distracted.

How does the word of God touch my heart?

I delight in.

Mediate on.

Benefit from.

Stirred within.

Blessed by.

I want to choose truth every day of my life. This is freedom.

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.                 Colossians 3.15a,16a






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