Truth and Freedom

One thing I’ve learned on my journey thus far is this: our spiritual freedom is found as we learn the truth about the lies that have held us captive. These are the moments in which love breaks through the darkness and the blinders begin to fall off of our eyes, revealing the sweet freedom that is ours to walk in.

There are spiritual forces at work that try to lure us into their world of lies. Once we buy into those lies, they create an atmosphere or subculture around us from which we live, operate, and see our lives.

Therefore, oftentimes, what’s going on outside of us reveals what’s going on deep within us. Whether it’s the news, social media, circumstances, our spouses, children, leaders, friends, the driver in the car in front of you, coworkers, or that person walking down the street, any of these can push our buttons and squeeze our lives like a toothpaste tube. It’s when we are under pressure that we see what is within us.

Is it anger? Control? Fear? Unforgiveness?

Or is it peace, love, joy, patience, and the like?

I recently resigned with my employer after many discussions regarding what needed to change in my department. I held a very important role within the company and sincerely loved the responsibilities I had and about 80 percent of the people I had the pleasure of working with. Instead of feeling fear when deciding to resign from that position, I felt joy and peace. Even though there are still pressures around me, I know that I have given my life and ALL its circumstances to Christ, therefore, I’m EXCITED to see what He has planned for my future endeavors and for my family. The enemy can try to lie to me and tell me that I don’t have value, I’m not smart, or that I made a mistake but since Christ is at the center of my life, I know that there was no mistake made and that I’m wonderfully made in His image. I am deciding to not live in the enemies lies.

What if I told you there’s a way to break free from the lies you’ve found yourself living in, that there’s a way to step into the truth that is wrapped in love, enabling you to create the culture of the kingdom of heaven inside your heart and around your life?

In some seasons it feels like a fight to step into spiritual freedom, and in other seasons there’s a beautiful ease in aligning ourselves with what is already ours in Jesus. It’s an ongoing process for each and every one of us and, of course, a very personal one. It’s a journey I hope we can share together. I believe I can help as a fellow traveler on the path of freedom.

Freedom from the lies is available to all of us through God’s Son, Jesus, and the gift of our helper and counselor, the Holy Spirit. We just have to be willing to do what it takes to partner with the truth and step into it.

Turning Wounds Into Wisdom,

You Him and Her 💜

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Preparing Your Garden – Planting & Tending – Part 8

SEED OF TRUTH


Read this passage through a few times and ask the Lord to increase your understanding of your position in Him and in His church.


PLANT THE SEED
Quietly recite today’s focus verse to yourself. Hide it in your heart and meditate on it throughout the day.
Ephesians 2:19-20

19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.“You are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone.”

WATER THE SEED
When did He begin to draw you to Himself? Think back for a moment about when and how the Lord opened your eyes to see Him as your Savior and Lord. How have you grown? Do you love Him more today? Do you love His word more than ever? We think of ourselves as a part of a family, a church, a neighborhood, a group, or an office, but how often do we think of ourselves as a member of the household of God? 1 Peter 2:5 tells us “you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” Please bow before the Lord, and offer Him a sacrifice of praise. Enter His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise. Think on this powerful truth in each step you take tonight.
BEAR THE FRUIT
Member of the household of God.
CLOSE IN PRAYER
Ask the Lord to bring to life all that has been planted in your heart today.

Turning Wounds Into Wisdom,

You Him and Her 💜