Shy Freedom

man Broken-Chains

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1

Do you want to be free? Unshackled, unfettered and…unashamedly free? What does freedom…life changing, rock your world freedom, mean to you?

Why are we afraid to be free?

We peek at it (freedom) from around the corner, standing half hidden in the shadows of fear, only to divert our eyes when it turns to stare back at us…why?

“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36

Really…do we believe that?

If so, then why doesn’t more of my life shout out with the liberty
of a free man?

I suspect that I have made some agreements with lies made by the enemy (or myself) that fog up the truth. Lies that form doubts about deserving freedom and the availability of such a life. Don’t get me wrong…I walk in a whole bunch of freedom; so much of my life is filled with the benefits and fruit of that gift.

Yet…there is more. I grow tired of looking over my shoulder, peeking as through some veil at the absolute freedom that has been promised for me. I know it has to do with love…and the total surrender of myself to the Father. (read Dear God, a letter from my past).

There is a hunger growing in me and that is good…to be really free is to be more of His.

Take, O Lord, and receive my entire liberty, my memory, my understanding and my whole will. All that I am and all that I possess You have given me. I surrender it all to You to be disposed of according to Your will. Give me only Your love and Your grace; with these I will be rich enough, and will desire nothing more.
St. Ignatius Loyola - 16th century

So…do you want to be free? How can I pray for you?

Blessings, Jay


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Dustin said…
John 8:36 is such a powerful reminder that all we need to do is step out and trust; I'm always floored by the power of those words. Thanks, Jay.
MichaelDPerkins said…
Awesome stuff Jay. It appears we are of the same heart today.
Moe said…
I am reminded of Brave Heart as John Wallace runs with his sword, face painted and yelling "Freedom!". Good stuff Jay.

I would appreciate prayer for my family. My mom who is having some health issues.

Thanks Jay!
Jay Cookingham said…
I love that movie! I love it when Robert the Bruce says "I want to believe like He does!" Powerful stuff for sure. I'll be praying for your mom bro'
Jay Cookingham said…
Praying for each other is a wonderful gift...bless ya bro'
Jay Cookingham said…
Trusting is a huge step isn't it? When we step into His will there is freedom and that floors me also!
seekingpastor said…
Pray for my youngest son today. He may have a serious probelm with one of his feet.
jasonS said…
That describes it perfectly. I have the freedom I have, but I know there's more! Thanks for the challenge. Good word.
Jay Cookingham said…
Bless ya Jason... appreciate you bro'

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