Thursday, September 25, 2014

Captivated By Your Freedom?

Though I am confined more than most, I am free more than most! There are some out there that are captive to their freedom, because they are not grateful for it! They are so lost in that freedom, they truly lose sight of how free they really are! In my, somewhat of a confinement, I have learned to understand true freedom.

It's not just the ability to come and go, but how you handle not being able to, that is freedom!  It is when we get so busy in our freedom that we lose sight of it! We need to start remembering we are free not to be too busy! It is not freedoms fault we have lost time, but ours, because we have lost sight of our freedom and what it truly means!

Jesus said, you shall know the truth and the truth will set you free! (John 8:30-36) So what truth are you hanging onto? If your own, and your freedom seems to have you captive, and you are more overwhelmed then not! You may need to check what truth you are following. Jesus says He offers you a truth that sets you free and you will be free indeed. A freedom that does not hold you captive, but a freedom that give you release, clear and reasonable thinking!

Ask yourself this question, has your freedom captivated you, or truly set you free?

John 8:30-36

30 As He was saying these things, many believed in Him.
31 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed Him, "If you abide in my words, you are truly my disciples,
32 and you shall know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
33 They answered Him, "We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone.
34 Jesus answered them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin.
35 The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever.
36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

When Tragedy Strikes!

It is hard when Tragedy strikes us. It hurts, and sometimes leaves us confused and asking questions. God wants us too! He wants us, at that very moment to come to Him and ask. He is our Father and He wants to comfort our pain and dry our tears! Yet what we forget, is how God wants to also use us during these times!

It is not always how tragedy touches our lives, but how through tragedy God can touch others through you!  We may not understand all that happens and why, though sin plays it's part, but the pain does not last. It is through these times we come boldly to the throne of Grace ask the tough questions and receive His grace and mercy!

We hold to the memories of loved ones gone, their smiles, warmth, and laughter! If we know for sure of their relationship with the Father, we hold onto the times we will see them again and anew! Don't hold onto what we think we have lost, hold onto what we have gained by knowing those who have gone before us! Allow their memories to touch the lives of those who are still with us! 1 Thess. 4:13-18, Hebrews 4:12-16