{free}dom in Christ

Free will is not the liberty to do whatever one likes, but the power of doing whatever one sees ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ ๐›๐ž ๐๐จ๐ง๐ž, even in the very face of otherwise overwhelming impulse. There lies freedom, indeed. -George Macdonald
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This year’s July 4th felt more like a happy {illusion of} freedom day, โ€˜Merica. As my daughter says, land of the free to do as youโ€™re told.
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On a scale of 1 to 1984, how free do you feel? โ€œRequirementsโ€ to wear a muzzle, stand 6 feet apart, follow arrows on the floor… BUT ๐™ฃ๐™ค ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™˜๐™๐™ช๐™ง๐™˜๐™๐™š๐™จ ๐™—๐™š๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™จ๐™–๐™ž๐™™ ๐™ข๐™ช๐™ฏ๐™ฏ๐™ก๐™š (๐˜พ๐™–๐™ก๐™ž๐™›๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™–).

If one is not filled with righteous anger, one is not paying attention. We are instructed to be angry ๐š ๐š’๐š๐š‘๐š˜๐šž๐š ๐šœ๐š’๐š— ๐š’๐š— ๐š˜๐šž๐š› ๐š›๐šŽ๐šœ๐š™๐š˜๐š—๐šœ๐šŽ (Ephesians 4:26). As big government targets the church, I pray our response is to worship louder. When it comes to Romans 13, itโ€™s ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐›๐ฆ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐จ ๐†๐จ๐, ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ. This is spiritual warfare (2 Corinthians 10), the most important battle we will fight.
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We can have all of the freedoms this world has to offer, but unless we have accepted the eternal gift of Christ, we are living in a mirage of freedom. Simply put… ๐ˆ๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐›๐ž๐ฅ๐ข๐ž๐ฏ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‹๐จ๐ซ๐ ๐‰๐ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐‚๐ก๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ, ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ž๐ž! Itโ€™s THAT freedom which inspires songs of praise, even under the most difficult circumstances. We were never promised that the road less traveled would be easy, only that He would walk through the fire ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ฎ๐ฌ.
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If you donโ€™t know Him, I pray that you seek Him… He is waiting.
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recommended song:
Real Thing – Maverick City


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