Hi there, friends! It’s hump day and I pray you’re having a great week thus far!
Hey, have you ever had a song that you just can’t get out of your head? You know, the one that’s playing in your head when you wake up, when you turn on the radio and there it is, or when you walk by someone in the grocery store and they are humming its melody. Or how about a verse or a word that has been following you everywhere you go? I mean everywhere. You’re driving along minding your own and there it is on a highway billboard. It happens to me often and I can’t help but smile from ear to ear because you know there’s something more to it than a song or a sign that just won’t go away. We need to lean in and listen.
There’s this song that has been following me around for a few weeks called “Freedom Reigns” by Jesus Culture. Everytime I hear that song, whether on Pandora, during a worship service, or while driving in a friend’s car, I can’t help but think it’s because the Lord is trying to get my attention.
I wanted to share some of the lyrics with you…
Where the spirit of the Lord is
THERE IS FREEDOM
If you’re tired and thirsty | if your burden’s heavy | if you’re hurt and broken
THERE IS FREEDOM
Freedom reigns in this place | showers of mercy and grace | falling on every face
THERE IS FREEDOM
I’ve chopped it up a bit, but do you see where this is going? Freedom is ours!
2 Corinthians 3:17 says, Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
And take a listen to Galatians 5:1 which says, Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you.
If He said it, we can sit easy knowing that it is true. All of it. There’s no “what if” or “maybe” or “perhaps” or “I’m having a good day so it must be” type of truth. Read the scriptures, dissect each word and breathe it in so that it may live in you.
We don’t have to live with anxiety; we don’t have to fear the unknown; we don’t have to feel small or doubt our worth; there is no reason for us to be jealous of what others have; and there’s no reason for us to feel inadequate or ill-equipped.
Our redeemer has broken the chains and has set us free. Shake them off and step right out of them. Pry them off if you have to. We are free from the things that have held us and tied us and left us bound and paralyzed.
If the enemy can stop you from walking out your front door, have you cower in fear or make you step back from an opportunity because you feel ill-equipped, he slows you down (or completely stops you) from doing the things the Lord has set out for you to do.
He’s fighting hard because he knows your worth. But…(and there’s a big ‘but’ there)…he will not win!! Look him square in the eye and let him know he is not going to win this one. Or that one.
I want to leave you with this scripture today. This one is going to get written up on a note card and placed on my office computer as a daily reminder.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
Let’s live free, my friend.
Until we meet again,