The Fence

“Either you pursue the things of God or you pursue the things of the flesh.  There is no fence and if there is Satan owns it!”  ~Frances Chan

Ok…I’ll give you a moment to recover.

I know!  I about lost it right there.  Cause who doesn’t have a fence?  You may not always be sitting on it or always frequenting the fence.  But you have one and you know it.  The truth is Satan owns the fence and by sitting on it or entertaining around it or visiting it, you are partnering with the forces of darkness.

Where is that hidden, unseen sin?  What is the one, or two, or more, thing that you make excuses for and say “that’s not really that bad”, but there is no way in Heck you’d do in the presence of Jesus?  That’s right, think about it…today if Jesus hung out with you for every second of every hour of your whole day, what would you NOT have done?  What would you NOT have said?  What would you NOT have believed or thought or… or… or…   Now on the other hand, what would you have done differently?  Would you have turned around and brought lunch to the guy on the corner?  Would you have done more for your husband or your kids or the bank teller?  Would you have smiled more?  Handled pressures of this world better?

Pretty sure I would.  I’m not preaching to you.  This is so not about you, although I’m sure it applies.  I’m not pointing fingers or pointing out anything in your life.  I’m just sharing with you that the little statement above, and the ‘processing’ that came after, rocked my world today.  I for sure won’t be the same and I for sure will be doing some demolition on those fences.

**GASP!!!*** Tracy has fences?  What?  How can that be, the ‘Glory Girl’, the ‘Seek the Kingdom of God First” wife, the warrior woman….Yep fences!  Sat on one or two today, I think I may have started to construct a new one and I definitely painted an old one. 

I’m just one of the Believers, that believes and hopes and prays and finds God’s glory in this world, whose self-righteousness gets her no-where!   Self-Righteousness or trying to do this Christian thing apart from Jesus will fail you every time.  But I have a secret.  It’s the righteousness of Christ that you count on, not your own!  OH and also, if you’re a believer, Jesus already spends the whole day with you.  So, whatever fence you hang out at, thinking your pulling one over on Jesus….He Knows.

I Know, Huh?!?, tough to swallow, trust me I know!


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