free to be.

True Freedom by Jim Palmer

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

YOU ARE FREE in every moment to choose or not choose God’s Kingdom. Over time, as you choose that Kingdom, you become the Kingdom—you become love, you become peace, you become freedom, you become contentment—your life becomes a living expression of the Kingdom of God, and true freedom. When people see that alternative in you, they are likely to say to themselves, “Oh, so I don’t have to live as if my happiness is contingent upon an if-only-I list?”

This is not a freedom from something—from external restraints or circumstances—but a freedom to do something, a freedom to live in the present reality of God’s Kingdom. In other words:

You are free to be peace even when your life circumstances unravel.
 You are free to be love even when others reject or hurt you.
 You are free to be contentment even when you’re barely making it financially.
 You are free to be the beloved of God even when people put you down.
 You are free to be compassion even when others rationalize their apathy.
 You are free to be joy even when people or circumstances disappoint you. You are free to be grace even when others judge you.

 

[[ I am so thankful for this today. ]]

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