June 30, 2021

When we understand what freedom in Christ means, we understand how enslaved we were beforehand.

Total freedom includes being free from the bondage of fear, the shackles of guilt and shame, the chains of sickness and disease, the vice of other people’s opinions, and the weight of anger and resentment. All of which the world will happily plop right on your shoulders. It does not care how much you carry, it just wants you beaten down and too weary to fight back, all the while continuing to pile on the burdens.

Freedom allows us to fully love, wholly share, give without lacking, serve without tiring. It affords us the opportunity to grow in grace, to shuck off the weight of the world, grab hold of Jeaus’ hand, climb in Papa’s lap and let Him carry the weight. Freedom opens our eyes to see the world as it truly is and to let Holy Spirit lead us into situations and positions into which we can bring Christ and His glory.

In Christ we live and move and have our being. We have been set free, let’s live and love as such!

June 29

There is a profound truth embedded within this Scripture. How many believers wholly understand what kind of freedom we have been given? My heart cries for those who still live as though they are bound and caged. We were never meant to live chained to this earth, we were set free to soar and lift others up as well.

You are not who this world says you are. You are not the sickness or disease doctors speak over you; you are not the position you hold at work; you are certainly not who society says you are based on superficial judgment and perception. You ARE a child of the Living God, seated with Christ in heavenly places, set free and made whole.

Society will tell you Red Bull gives you wings. I tell you Jesus lets you fly!

June 24 2021

These are reactionary times in which many are quick to anger and slow to listen. Neither action draws anyone closer to God. Let us be sure to point to Jesus in our actions and follow this principle. Let us not listen to respond, but let us listen to hear their cry for our Beautiful Savior so we can better bring them to Him. People need Jesus, not our judgments and opinions.