What is freedom to you?When I think of freedom I think of that feeling that I get when I am released from something that has been weighing heavy on my heart or mind. It can be either a situation I don’t even realize how much I have been worrying about or a struggle I am having with the Lord. Can you relate?
Recently I have had some struggles with the Lord regarding things that have happened in my life which I am angry about. I know God can handle me being angry with Him but the weight of carrying that anger weighs heavier than I often realize.
When I finally swallow my pride, go to him and have a real heart to heart about the pain and disappointment which lead to the anger I amazed at the freedom that comes instantly. I am not sure why I wait so long.
I know His Spirit always brings peace, love and freedom I just need to be willing to let go of what I feel I have a right to….usually my anger and give it to Him. Then I get to enjoy the freedom of His love completely and bask in the lightness of heart that comes only from Him.
When have you experienced freedom only the Spirit of the Lord can give?
I can so relate to what you have written, Rayna. You are right about the freedom that comes and why do we wait so long????? Thank you for the reminder of letting go!
I’m glad this reminder hit home for you. I agree, why do we wait so long? I pray we will continue to shorten that wait time!
Yes, Rayna, in so many areas of life. Sometimes it’s the “Big Things” that we know are only by a miraculous work of God. Other times, the “miracle” might not seem as big, but still the knowledge that He brings freedom in the “everyday life” when I want to “fix” things.
Ah, freedom… there’s nothing better… except that for me it typically comes when I submit my stubborn will to God’s perfect (but seemingly temporarily unattractive plan.) Just saying…