I am daily meditating on these consolidated definitions from Danny Silk’s book Keep Your Love On. (Such a life-giving book!) My thinking is bathed in relational wisdom as I put this paradigm into practice.
a powerful person – someone who intentionally takes responsibility for his/her life choices (instead of blaming others or saying, “I can’t.” or “I have to _____.” )
- He chooses to love others while they are still sinners.
- She chooses who she wants to be with, what she is going to pursue in her life, and how she is going after her goals.
consumers – those who look to people with love, happiness, joy, and comfort to offer – because they don’t have any of their own
responsibility – owning responsibility for my life and choosing to protect my love relationships
anxiety – the fear that surfaces when I believe that others are more powerful than me and that my life is out of control
child of light – my powerful identity in Christ
freedom – operating in my higher identity and responsibility as a child of light. Freedom is my higher calling. It flows from understanding Kingdom self-government – love and responsibility above rules and punishment.
us – our family’s intimate love relationships
protecting us – protecting our intimate love relationships
Danny Silk, Keep Your Love On, Susan’s journal, recorded June 2016