Free Indeed

"The “Hidden Life” is best described as exercising a measure of confidence (that’s faith) in God’s ability to do the work (that’s grace) necessary in my life to conform me to the image of His Son (that’s fruit) through a daily walk with Him. I will not do the work (that’s performing) I will allow the work to be done in me (that’s transforming). I must realize that God did not come to change my life (that’s self-righteousness.) He came to exchange it (that’s righteousness!)" -Steve Curington
If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

Happy Independence Day! 

Freedom is a blessing from our Creator—from God Himself.

If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
— John 8:36

Are you feeling “free indeed”?

Of all the people that could write about being free indeed, I don’t know why the Lord has laid it on my heart.

Maybe because He knows I can share what it feels like to still be struggling with how to walk in true freedom.

Why?  Because I really want to be free of should’s and what if’s.

“Should’s”

aka “Shame”

means thinking of

all the ways

I fail to do and be

what I should.

“What if’s”

aka “Fear”

means worrying about

what others think.

Can you relate to shame and fear?

But if the Son makes us free, we are free indeed—and that means freedom from shame and fear, right?

As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he…
— Proverbs 23:7

 

It really is a battle of the Heart.

“Thinking takes place in the heart, not in the brain. The real spiritual powers of a man reside in the heart, which is the centre of the physical life, of the soul life, and of the spiritual life. The expression of thinking is referred to the brain and the lips because through these organs thinking becomes articulate.” ~ Oswald Chambers
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
— Hebrews 4:12

 

 

The Bible

is where

we find truth and

encouragement!

In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.
— Psalm 94:19
Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counselors.
— Psalm 119:24

Yes, I still struggle with shame and fear sometimes, maybe you do too.  Thankfully God's grace is sufficient for us.  I hope this post has been an encouragement to you. 

We are works

in progress!

God is

the Potter

and we are

the clay!

But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
— 1 Corinthians 15:10

In Christ, we are free indeed!  True freedom is not found in measuring our performance, but it is found in the mercy and grace God gives us.

Free indeed

means

we are

loved forever after!

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