Friday, July 17, 2015

free


"i was a free man in Paris . . . i felt unfettered and alive"

the first words that came to me.

i'm working on freeing myself from shoulds, oughts, and musts. it's hard work. but what i keep seeing is that's the lesson YHWH provides. i am free in Him. 

"what does the Lord require of you? to act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God"

that's freedom. i am unfettered and alive in Christ. because of His gift, i am free.

and i keep categorizing because it helps me adjust my view -- one click at a time. is this an act of prayer? of community? of renewal? of work? or some combination of them? does it matter?

i am free in Christ as i live in truth (John 8:32)

linking up with Five Minute Friday



7 comments:

  1. Beautiful words, Melanie! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Micah 6:8 immediately came to my mind with this prompt, too. Thanks for this reminder to refocus on it, and on the freedom that comes with walking with God. (Visiting from FMF)

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    1. Oops - my name didn't show up... (?) This is your neighbor, Annie. :)
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  3. This: "I'm working on freeing myself from shoulds, oughts, and musts. it's hard work. but what i keep seeing is that's the lesson YHWH provides. i am free in Him." Amen! Great post!

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  4. Isn't it interesting that Christ did the work to set us free and yet we must work so hard to free ourselves from our own expectations?

    Thanks so much for giving me something to think about today. He has set us free indeed. May we all live in that freedom.

    Blessings.

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