The excitement I have about starting this new adventure of sharing my faith with you is overwhelming. I have felt so much passion about the truth of what living in freedom means. I have found myself bursting with excitement to be able to share my enthusiasm with you. My prayer is that Jesus will shine his face upon me, allowing me to continue experiencing his presence. Ohhhhh, what a wonderful feeling being in His presence is. There is absolutely nothing like it.
When I’m experiencing this heaven like realm, there’s nothing more I want to do than tell everyone about what I just learned and what God spoke to me. What better way to do that, than to start this blog and allow people to share in this life change of becoming a christian with me. The freedom that Christ offers is incomparable to anything. While living in a world filled with bondage and hatred, hope and freedom have been the desires of my heart.
All this being said, I’m going to start by sharing with you what the Lord spoke to me today. I would consider myself a passionate person. I am passionate about many things; my faith, my husband, my family, being a teacher, running, being creative, and of course coffee!
I tend to find myself thinking about my passions quite often. After writing that sentence, it doesn’t necessarily sound like such a bad thing. But, the Lord spoke to me through Philippians 4:8 today:
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. – Phillipians 4:8
Through this scripture, I realized that when I am fixating on anything other than the Lord, my heart is in the wrong place.
I am currently doing a Beth Moore study called Living Free, Learning to Pray Gods word. She said it perfectly, “We become like the objects we think about.” If I’m focused on my needs, I become more needy. If I’m focused on my my unhappiness, I become angry. The bottom line is, anything on this earth will fail me. It’s inevitable. I KNOW THIS! Yet, I find myself falling into the same pattern. I’m so thankful that we have such a gracious God who is also jealous and wants nothing more than for me to love Him and only Him!
Do not love the world or anything in the world. IF anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world – the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life – comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever. – 1 John 2: 15-17
I love how the Lord will not let me forget the importance of putting him first. With him as the center post in my life, I am able to live in freedom, knowing he is in control and has the perfect plan. THANK YOU JESUS!
What do you find yourself thinking most about? We become the objects of our focus. My challenge to you is to focus purely on truth this week. Allow yourself to live in freedom. Believe in the truth that Jesus sent his son to die on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins, so that we can live an ever lasting life with him.