Start your week with the right mindset to live a Life Designed by God
Colossians 3:2 (ESV)
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
TRULY LIVING FREE
JOHN 8:31-32 (NKJV)
Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
We just celebrated two big holidays - Juneteenth, African-Americans celebrated the recognition by the last known slaves that slavery was no longer legal and U.S.A's fourth of July - the United States celebrated its independence from Great Britain with the passage of the Declaration of Independence. These two worldly freedoms are great and deserves celebration, but I wonder how many of us can truly celebrate being free. The kind of freedom that overcomes strongholds and not just break the chains of physical bondage but also mental bondage. While it is great to celebrate with the world the physical freedom, there is a freedom far greater to be celebrated. That is the freedom you find in Jesus Christ. With this freedom, it is a state of mind and heart rather than a state of existence. It is knowing there is peace that surpasses all understanding, that whatever is set before you you are already victorious, you are more than a conqueror and that there is nothing impossible. It is understanding that 'all is well' and that you can do all things. It is knowing that you are loved, created with a purpose and uniquely designed. Freedom is embracing the mistakes made and the imperfections and not allowing them to place you in a cell of obscurity or doubt. True Freedom is having faith to walk in the Grace and Mercy given to you by our Lord Jesus. Freedom is believing that He is your light and Salvation, so whom [or what] shall you fear? Being truly free is the ability to operate with power, love and a sound mind.
Unlike man who arbitrarily decides who is free and when they are free, freedom through Jesus Christ cannot be given nor taken away by man or the enemy. To all who believe in Jesus Christ, you will then have life and life more abundantly. When you know the truth, then the truth will set you free to Live Life Designed by God.
Minister Dr. Dietrich