Hoping to share the love, joy, and grace I have received in my own life.

Living in Freedom

on July 5, 2017

For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. ~Romans 8:2

Money had a hold on me and I know it is often a struggle for others.  It seems for the past several years my husband and I struggled so much to stay afloat and the financial burden was great.  I began praying about it and toward the end of winter we enrolled in a Dave Ramsey Financial Peace class.  The difference that made in our financial situation helped to relieve us both of so much stress.  I literally felt like weight was lifted from me.  Through prayer, work, and guidance from those who knew the program, we were able to break free from the hold of money.  I was a slave to the money I had (and did not have) because I wasn’t managing it correctly.  The freedom that came from that class and the complete restructuring of how Jeff and I handle our finances broke chains that had held us for years.  That’s not all.  I have broken free from so many holds in this life and I know that because I am still in this world, there will be more holds to come.

But I also know to lean on God.  I talk to Jesus.  I love that the Holy Spirit that was present at the creation of the world* is available to guide me today and is responsible for the freedom and power we all need to live the Christian life.  I ask for the Holy Spirit to guide me out of any chains that try to hold me down.  Sometimes I am aware when the Holy Spirit is working around me.  Most often I feel it in worship or prayer.  That little brush of air, goosebumps on my arms, a warming in my body, or whispers to my heart are all ways that I am able to feel or experience the presence of the Holy Spirit in my life.  How do you experience the Holy Spirit?  How are you (or not) living in freedom?  What has a hold on you today?

*Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.~Genesis 1:2




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