Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Freedom.
There is an invisible, spiritual river that brings life and will take you to your destiny. It is a spiritual flow designed for you that will strengthen and encourage you and cause you to prosper. Establish this flow of the Spirit in your life it will carry you through every difficulty and challenge. The closer we are to God, the more we are living in His Spirit. When your life is full of God's spirit, things become clear to you and you realize a different level of freedom in your life!
Freedom... to Walk Out God's Plan for Your Life.
God says, "I do not not want you to merely to survive, but to thrive! Thriving begins with your thoughts, intentions and faith. If you set your will and believe, I will show you the way to thrive spiritually and naturally. You will grow, develop, advance and succeed as you follow My lead." We read in, 3 John 1:2, "Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers." I am a little over half way thru my life and I am working on re-designing the second half. My career has been successful over the last 30 years. I was girl with a GED and one year of college... But God wrote my credentials and put me right where he wanted me to impact the lives of others. I've travelled to Ireland, Scotland, England, France, Australia and many other places as a speaker & seminar leader. On paper I was not qualified. But God had a plan for my life. Whatever God has for me next, I do not know. But I am determined to walk in the Spirit and be 100% all in for whatever God wants me to do next.
Freedom... to Have Supernatural Peace in the Face of Disaster.
It is a huge challenge to avoid living with a spirit of heaviness in our world right now. You have to constantly chase that heaviness away by seeing what is good, reading God's Word, praying and listening to upbeat music. Indeed, in Christ, God has given us everything we need for life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3). And he will continue to provide for us richly until the day we see him face to face in glory. Because we have been promised abundant and eternal life that is secure in heaven waiting for us, we can be confident that nothing that could bring us lasting eternal harm can touch us. So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; What can man do to me?” (Hebrews 13:6) The best thing you can do is realize that God has your back when you are in a personal relationship with Him. Refuse to let a hostile culture drive your mood.
Freedom... to Make a Difference in the World.
We read in, Ephesians 3:12, "In Him [Christ] and through faith in Him, we may approach God with freedom and confidence." It's a super comforting fact that we have full access to God and can live in the, "Spirit of Freedom." This allows us to ask God questions, seek guidance, and develop our discernment. By developing our discernment, we have our ears, eyes, and heart fixed on the Spirit of God. When we reach this place in our relationship with God, He will show us the most effective and subtle ways to make a difference in every circumstance. It most always involves an act of love. God calls us to have mercy on others. I love the scripture Micah 6:8. "O people, the LORD has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God." Very worthwhile goals to grow our relationship with God and to bring God joy when we live out this scripture.
“For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do
not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh,
but through love serve one another.”
~ Galatians 5:13