Ever since the fab teaching by Mama Beth....I have really had to take this one apart piece by piece. There were so many things that I just wanted to scream.... "HEY! Lets stay right here on this one and camp for awhile!" That didn't happen.
Usually when that does happen, I know I need to go back to it later and spend some time there.
Galatians 5:1 "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery."
Do you know how much and I how often I go back to that stupid yoke of slavery in certain areas of my life??? It gets on my LAST NERVE!! Some things I am free from...some things I'm just not. Anyone else out there??? Its exhausting isn't it???
"He came to set me free. He came to set me free. He came to set me free."
That is almost what I have to do. Say it over and over and over again. And, now, the 2nd part of that verse is my favorite. I definitely do not want to be burdened by that stupid yoke anymore! It is such a dern burden. Read that 2nd sentence again. Good huh??!
We can be free. We can. He came to set us free. Let's just do this thing once and for all. Let's live out that freedom.
We CANNOT sit back in passivity and let someone else pray for us, talk to us, encourage us again and again and again. People get sick of that. And, so do we. HE CAN CHANGE OUR LIFE. HE CAN CHANGE OUR GENETICS. HE CAN TURN US INTO A NEW CREATION!
I so badly want to walk in the fullness of Christ. I don't want to live a "less than Christ" life. He has a plan for me. I don't want to miss my calling and I sure don't want to miss out on anything He has in store for me.
So....remember, you are an heiress of God and the down payment has been made. He came to set us free!! I am marked with His name.
I'm done with the old. Let's usher in the new, Jesus! I'm so ready!!
WOO HOO!!!! Let the good times roll....
Thursday, August 28, 2008
posted by Fran at 9:17 PM