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  • Freedom In Christ

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    7 posts, 7 voices, 629 views, started Jul 25, 2010

    Posted on Sunday, July 25, 2010 by Denise Richardson




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      In a society that values freedom, it is amazing to know how many of our fellow citizens live in bondage. I am not talking about the bondage most of you think about as it relates to jail cells, handcuffs and security personnel. I am referring to the lower security bondage that is uneasily detected but equally, if not more, confining than most traditional jail cells.

      My heart goes out to those who have suffered a misstep along the way and never fully recovered. Maybe it was growing up with an absent parent, poverty, divorce or the painful loss of a loved one. When the event happened it rocked their world and for some reason or another they never fully recovered. The event happened but they are still in bondage. Though they may not be in physical bondage, they find themselves in emotional, spiritual and/or mental bondage.  

      I can recall so many days in my own personal life when I found myself deep within the emotional cells of fear and anxiety. I looked free, I talked free, shopped free and even pretended to worship free. Deep down I was still in solitary confinement. I unfairly convicted and sentenced myself to hard labor. It was only until I found the power of Christ and the hope of John 8:36 that I was reminded of the wonderful hope in Christ and being "free indeed!”

      This hope I now have in Christ is my fuel for life and the power to refuse the open invitation of my jail cell. Each new day, I am reminded of my freedom to live, love and hope through Christ.

      Today is your day and Christ has freed you. I know it is tempting to stay in your prison, but I dare you to receive your release agreement through the power of Christ and walk away a free person!

      Scripture Of The Day: "So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." - John 8:36v (NIV)

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          Nerissa wrote Jul 25, 2010
        • The artist Sting had a song years ago and the refrain went like this "if you love somebody set them free". Well that is what my love of Christ has done for me. I feel  like I am the phoenix rising. I have been burned, stomped on tattered and torn through all the bad decisions, poor choices and I paid dearly. But God was there and He was so very hurt. It was not the life He had chosen for me, but in His infinte wisdom and mercy, He had to set me free. He had to let me experience all the consequences of my actions whether intentional or unintentional. You know what I learned in the end my friends, His Love is the greatest Love I have ever known! After all was said and done I discoverd honestly Jesus Christ is the one!  I went running to Him to His loving arms of compassion, forgiveness and grace and now I have a big smile on my face. I wish you could see me, flying high, soaring in the  air, this  great phoenix without a care,  living and loving and being Free,* being His child* like I should be.estatic



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          Denise Richardson wrote Jul 25, 2010
        • heartheartheartheartestaticheartAmen my sistah Amen, keep running towards the one who is the ultimate lover of our souls. God bless you.



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          Mary Clark wrote Jul 25, 2010
        • Thanks Denise....you are so right!  

          If people only knew how free they can really be if they let it go..and let Christ be the driver in their lives.  It’s so liberating...

          I will admit though...as humans we tend to want to hang on to some of that bondage.  We say to ourselves and to God that ...“Lord I’m going to give you this part but I’m going to hang on to this part“.  It doesn’t work that way.  He wants it all.....you have to surrender it ALL to HIM...and THEN...you are FREE!



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          Brimstone1968 wrote Jul 25, 2010
        • Ladies thank you.  Being free is just that being free.  I must admit I became a child of God and knew that he had forgiven me and set me free but I did not let go.  It is just over 1 month ago that I actually felt free.  My hubbie even realised the peace I have and it is a wonderful feeling.  My expression has changed, the smile is soft and gentle, I am less stressed and it is one hell of a good feeling.Thank God I have learned to let go and let God.



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          Kerri1985 wrote Jul 25, 2010
        • Amen! Neicy,

          So beautiful resting in His Love...

          Hugz heart



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          Lingling wrote Jul 25, 2010
        • God is in everyone’s heart. So when I need God’s love I would always eager to be around those sisters, mothers because that is how I can see God’s smile on their faces, God’s love through their eyes, messages from their mouth and God’s power from their touch.estatic



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