If you came over from Encouragement for Today after reading my devo, Giving God Your Not Enough, I want to welcome you! I’m so glad you are here.
Today is #livefreeThursday on the blog. Women from all over the nation are coming together today to talk and encourage each other. Grab your favorite coffee or smoothie and join us! We’re talking about: nothing holding me back.
I wish I could invite you into my living room.
I wish you could see my face when I realize a woman has just discovered it — freedom.
I wish we could sit together with the Bible between us and pray together.
I wish we could lift our hands together and praise Him for what He has done for us.
Over the past three weeks of Proverbs 31’s online Bible study of The Mended Heart, I’ve been in awe of what only God can do.
I’ve wept at the photos of women reading The Mended Heart, their Bibles open or pictures of passages underlined.
I’ve read the messages on FB and Instagram and Twitter, like this one:
It’s no longer a gentle suggestion; it’s a clear call for the burden-carrying girl to put the weight down.
Oh yeah, messages like that set my feet to dancing!
For once we grasp the truth that we are loved, made whole, treasured, challenged, compelled, marked by God, then the layers start falling away and we are no longer twisted, tangled, trapped, broken, held back, but free to discover who God knew us to be all along.
Healing is hard work. No one’s going to deny that, but we start putting the weight down and realize that those things that used to hold us back no longer hold the same power over us.
Not the past. Not the way we think. Not people. Not words.
I love the song, Nothing Holding Me Back, because it describes what happens when brave girls put those weights down to receive all God has for them.
Will you worship with me today?