www.thedailyjourney.com Today I am eliminating additives. There are so many choices these days. What was once a simple decision has now become complicated. Gone are the days of simplicity and simple choices. No longer is there a simple choice between white or black Keds, now there are thousands of styles and designer labels to choose from. Something as simple as a choice of beverage is even complicated. Pure, natural water is not good enough anymore. Now there is designer label water, bottled natural spring water, and even water with additives. You may choose flavored water, water with carbonation, and water with vitamins and minerals added. Today it seems the more you add to something pure and simple, the better it becomes. This phenomenon doesn't just affect consumer products. Some have incorporated additives into their relationship with God. There are those who have added sauces of rituals, toppings of requirements, sweetening sacraments, and have even glazed on rites of passage, into the Christian relationship. There is so much emphasis on additives that it is difficult for some to simple have a relationship with Jesus Christ built on faith in Him. Many are lead to believe that they must add to the equation and which has resulted in many being lost to churches fattened up with additives. Jesus Christ is pure. There are no additives needed to know Him and nothing that can add to the pure relationship awaiting those who give their heart, mind, and soul to Him. You may be adding to your relationship with Jesus Christ without even knowing it. Now you know that additives are not necessary when it comes to knowing Him.- Gail Lindsay "..and become one with him. I no longer count on my own goodness or my ability to obey God's law, but I trust Christ to save me. For God's way of making us right with himself depends on faith." Philippians 3 Daily Journey messages are written each weekday and sent via e-mail to subscribers. If you are blessed by a message please share it with a friend or have them subscribe by visiting www.thedailyjourney.com. Daily Journey messages are copyrighted. Permission from the author is needed for reproduction or publication.