Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Let Freedom Reign!

"The Spirit we have been speaking of is the Lord; and where the Lord’s Spirit is, there is freedom."  2 Corinthians 3:17 KNOX

FREEDOM! Isn't that an amazing promise! What other god can say that? When I read this verse, my soul was just amazed at the mere thought that we have access to freedom. Freedom from our past. Freedom from our hang-ups. Freedom from our hurts, from addictions, from any and everything that would hold us back from being the son, the daughter that our Heavenly Father created us to be.

This is true freedom. Freedom IN Him. You can't buy it. You can't earn it. You can't even barter for it. God has it for you to just receive. And once you receive it, you can't lose it. Nothing will come between you and your God, nothing: "neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:39 NIV

It's there for the taking. All you have to do is ask. Go to your Heavenly Father and just have a heart to heart. Get all the distractions away--phone, cell phone, computer, T.V., family, friends, time restraints -everything and just give Him your undivided attention--your heart, soul, mind. And just pour out all you have in you. He will listen. He is a great receiver. And then when you are emptied of the things you need freedom from, stop. Stop and now listen to Him. He will fill you up with His Spirit that will give you the freedom you so yearn for. And then the last and most important step--PRAISE HIM!

Praise Him for being the Father that is above all other Fathers that have ever been and will ever be. Praise Him for loving you SO much that He will give--in fact He desires it so intently--the freedom you so badly need.

"It’s you, God! You who are my king,
    the one who orders salvation for Jacob.
We’ve pushed our foes away by your help;
    we’ve trampled our enemies by your name.
No, I won’t trust in my bow;
    my sword won’t save me
    because it’s you who saved us from our foes,
    you who put those who hate us to shame." Psalm 44:4-7 CEB

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