We honor those who died for our freedom when we live fully freed. This Memorial Day, we remember all the brave and selfless men and women who gave their lives for our freedom. I often take my freedom for granted––the freedom to worship Christ whenever and however I choose. The freedom to proclaim His grace openly and without fear. The freedom to share my thoughts here and across the web or in my neighborhood or social sphere. The freedom to attend a university, seek whatever employment I wish or don’t wish …
But then I think of those who don’t enjoy those freedom. Those who, at this moment, are sitting in a dark prison cell or experiencing torture for their faith. Those who, in fear, remain silent when their hearts burn with a desire to speak out.
May I never take my freedom for granted, but even more, may I always honor that freedom by living fully free. We also reflect on the Savior who gave His last breath so that we may experience the ultimate freedom, a freedom not dependent on our circumstances, location, or any governing body.
May I remember, my freedom comes with responsibility. Christ died so that I could become all He created me to be, unhindered by sin, shame, or condemnation. Father, help me us all to step into that. Help us all to live fully, abundantly, victoriously alive.
Imagine if we truly lived with our feet firmly planted in grace and our hearts deeply centered in Christ’s love. Imagine the freedom and joy we’d experience! Imagine the growth that would occur, the relationships that would be healed, and the lives transformed.
When I lead our Becoming His Princess Bible study, I like to begin by encouraging women to vision cast for their lives. What might their days, confidence levels, home environments, and work places look like if they viewed themselves as Christ saw them and lived in that reality?
I encourage you to do the same, and to grab a free ecopy of our study, if you haven’t yet done so. Grab the PDF file for free HERE and the Kindle file HERE. If you’d prefer a print copy, you can purchase that HERE.
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