"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
Happy Independence Day!
Freedom is a blessing from our Creator—from God Himself.
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.
means thinking of
all the ways
I fail to do and be
what I should.
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?
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
we find truth and
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
and we are
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.