Devotions from Fil Anderson’s book, Breaking the Rules

Dan Banister said that Religion is the archrival of intimate spirituality. It is a tiresome system of manmade dos and don’ts and is what is left after a true love for God has drained away. “Religion is the shell that is left after the real thing has disappeared.” Sometimes we can spend much of our lives learning rules instead of celebrating and enjoying our relationship with Jesus.  Has the emphasis on following rules has caused us to live from our heads?  Instead we should live from our hearts, where our God-given and God –guided intuition resides.  The author, Fil, spent so much of his life trying to manage a glittering public image, which prevented him from trusting God and to accept himself for who he was.  Union with God is more than behavior. God reaches down to us, telling us to come to Him when we are burned out and tired, and learn the unforced rhythms of His grace. ( Matt. 11:28-30)