As life continues to move forward, the plan of God continues to unfold. The Bible speaks of freedom and have you ever wondered what freedom really is?
Romans 12:1-2 New International Version (NIV)
A Living Sacrifice
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
FREEDOM ~ Forgiveness
Acts 13:38-39 New International Version (NIV)
“Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. 39 Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses.
FREEDOM ~ Believe
I have found in life that we must forgive and we must believe. Having faith to stand when things are hard and having faith to stand with things are good. Through it all, the foundation of our lives should be based upon Jesus, faith and the word of God.
Romans 10:17 New King James Version (NKJV)17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
FREEDOM ~ Bible
The Bible guides us through life as a road map of the past, the future and now. Giving us hope and so much love. It's not just a book to read but a lifestyle to develop. In the beginning God did this and at the end, God did that. A story for each of us that is unwritten for today and yet God knows more than us. We develop a friendship, a relationship and a trust beyond words as we draw closer to him.
As a kid, I remember my mom saying, "nothing good ever happens to me". She somehow expected the worse in life. She couldn't see past her now and that affected me as a kid. I learned to develop a false life hood of believing the worse instead of the best. It actually affects me as an adult. I begin to say, "we always struggle with money and it's not going to change". Then I suddenly remember what God's word says in how we prosper in life. We prosper as our soul prosper. We develop a new way of thinking and living in freedom. Freedom from thoughts and actions. It's my choice, yes my choice what I think upon and what I believe. I believe God's words is true and I choose to live in words of hope.
FREEDOM ~ Words
Speak life words unto yourself. Even if as a child you grew up in a negative environment, you thought less of yourself or whatever the case might be. God wants us to see ourselves victorious and living in freedom from the past. He took our sins, my mess ups, our mistakes and gave us life. A new life after all of that to live in freedom. There is also other types of freedom but today, I felt to share about words, your thoughts and overcoming whatever you face. Keep an overcoming attitude and grow deeper in God daily. Take the time and live in peace of mind. Roman 12:1-2 talks about renewing your mind. You can do this and I care.
My prayers continue for the readers of my blog, your family and friends!