Walking in Freedom as Women of Faith
Hopefully you were able to join us to celebrate this month’s theme of Freedom with the Women of Faith Ambassadors March 1st. Holly Christine Hays shared a powerful message of how God has set her free and how she walks in that freedom today. Holly’s three main points were:
- Recognize the lies that are running through your head.
- Recognize your unique struggles and find specific scriptures to combat those thoughts and struggles.
- Philippians 4:8 – 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.
Here, I want to share my musings on the topic as well as integrate again the wonderful points Holly made about freedom.
I’ve been thinking on this amazing word that covers so much ground, covers so much of redeemed life this thing called freedom.
Freedom travels deep. Although, I believe many may have settled short and may not be experiencing the life of one who is truly free.
Freedom is a gift that requires continued action on our part.
Yes, freedom cuts off the chains of bondage and literally shouts, “Break loose, Child, you are washed and given a new lease!” To be granted freedom is to be given a new life, one that has been voided of the necessity of carrying one’s own sin and shame any longer.
This is the Father’s miraculous gift to us all once we accept our beautiful adoption into the family of God and walk inside of the privilege that entails.
Freedom is a position of abundant richness that comes with being a child of King!!
But what I can’t get out of my mind is that although freedom is throwing off of restraints, if it’s true freedom, it also involves a taking on of an awesome responsibility!
For freedom does not come without a price –ever.
There is a cost in order to associate with it, in order to carry it and walk in it.
It’s not a passive reception that begets true freedom, it’s an active alignment with the fullness of it’s gift.
If, for instance, one is bound helplessly and a savior comes and cuts him loose, the epitome of freedom is displayed in the loosed running at breakneck speed in the opposite direction from the place of bondage.
The one set free must act in that freedom in order to benefit from freedom’s full power.
As freed women we need to continue to choose freedom! As Holly shared there are ways to act in freedom in our lives and they are vital for engagement.