If you are joining me here today from Encouragement for Today with Proverbs 31 Ministries, welcome my friend! We’re talking about freedom. At the bottom of the post, I’ll talk more about the give away I mentioned.
David. The Bible calls him a man after God’s own heart. Oh to be called that! Yet, Jeremiah 17:9 says:
“The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” (NIV)
God’s own heart…pure, perfect. My heart…deceitful, beyond cure. What can bring the miracle change I am desperate for?
David answers that question:
“I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts” (Psalm 119:45, NIV).
Sought out. Dictionary.com tells us seeks means: to go in search or quest of.
Freedom is found when we go in search of or a quest to find His precepts in His Word.
The more we know the truth of who He is the more we will experience the truth of who we are.
Without that truth, buried in our hearts, there is no hope for freedom. Just more of the same. The busy, cluttered life of one who is searching for peace and purpose – but in the wrong places. Spouses, careers, children…they never fill.
This search or quest is not to be gained in a prayer on the go here or a short devotional there. Just like a man on a quest to make a woman his, we need to pursue Jesus.
Pursuing Him while dropping the false claims of purpose of this world will take us to a place of His peace.
Today, I am giving away a book that started my journey to freedom this year: Fasting: Opening the door to a deeper, more intimate, more powerful relationship with God by Jentezen Franklin. This book helped me to understand the gateway to powerful breakthroughs and the key to finding daily freedom in Christ.
To be included in the opportunity to win today’s give away, simply click on “comments” below and share with me where you want to be free. If you can’t do that right now, just say “I’m in!”. Please be sure to leave me your email address so I can contact you if you win!
I’ll go first….
I want to be free from ambition, so I am free to serve with a joyful heart.
I want to be free from selfishness, so I am free from irritation.
I want to be free from jealousy, so I am free to rejoice in the good of another.
I want to be free from judgment, so I am free to pray from a pure heart.
I want to be free from expectation, so I am free to enjoy whatever comes.
I want to be freed from controlling others, so I am free to see the miraculous.
When I am truly free, I will see the Kingdom of God in my life.
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