God's word has brought me freedom: Freedom from the chains that bind me, the sin that entangles me, and the culture that bombards me. I'm learning to walk in freedom in a different sense than I have ever known before. I'm learning that things don't have to be done just this way or that. I'm learning that I don't have to try SO hard. Im a recovering perfectionist and striver, always wanting to earn my keep or try harder. Yet Christ has clothed me in his righteousness, and now God looks at me and sees holiness and acceptance. He delights in me...not in my stuff. Because Jesus already did all the stuff on the cross. There is nothing I can or can't do to earn his love.
I'm learning that if I live this life according to what the Word of Christ says, in the rest of the "details" I get to be free. My life doesn't have to look exactly like the picture our Christian culture has painted. My ministry pursuits don't have to fit the exact mold that everyone else follows. The way I keep my home, love my husband, memorize scripture, create, raise children, cook, exercise, where I live, etc, doesn't have to fit in a box. When I am submitted to the authority of the Word (this is key!!!- " You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love." Galatians 5:13), the way I go about obedience to Him can look different. I can live free and enjoy this life that He has graciously given. That's why we need to know what the Word of Christ says so we can freely walk in obedience to Him! So important!!
This world wants to enslave us with it's standards, messages, and molds... yet when we learn to live as slaves to Christ, that is when we are truly f r e e. "you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness" Romans 6:18.
Please go check out Galatians 5 this morning!!! I will post it on my insta stories if you want to go there to find it! Will you walk with me today, sisters, in freedom as slaves to Christ?! #livingunshackled #lifeunshackled