Peace family, over the weekend, I was thinking a lot about finding freedom and what specifically keeps me in bondage and holds me back from doing God’s will in my life.
We all know that even good things can be an idol when we value them more than God and our obedience to him, but yesterday I was thinking about actions and longings that don’t necessarily have to do with tangible objects.
I realized that if I am ever going to be fully thriving and free, I must:
I must love God more than I fear failure, rejection, irrelevance, and dying with no legacy or impact. I must love God more than I dislike those who have hurt me. I must love God more than my longing to be loved, I must love God more than my desire to be comforted or provided for, or whole, or sane, or healthy. I must love God more than my desire for adventure or fun, more than I treasure any of my friends and family members. I must love God more than anything and all things.
Peace family, is there anything you are holding onto today that keeps you from finding full freedom in Christ? My prayer for today is that God will give us both the strength and grace to release it to Him.
Anyway, just a few thoughts from your friendly, neighborhood Kat.