In what ways has Christ set you free?
On this 20th day of our faith adventure, let’s share our stories.
There was once a teen who had no idea of her worth or value. She was unchurched, angry, hurting. She was running as fast as she could, but it didn’t seem to take her where she needed to be.
Then she met Jesus. . .
There were layers and layers of healing that needed to take place. God was patient as that teen became a woman.
She learned that God is good and he fully understood the plans he had for her. She didn’t understand how to be a mom, but she was assured that her past didn’t identify her and that she could write a new story with her family. Sometimes that young woman took huge steps of faith, only to fall flat on her face but she learned to get back up. There were moments when the Word felt murky, but the Holy Spirit deepened her understanding. Sometimes she tried to hide from God, because she felt that she wasn’t growing “fast enough,” and scripture reminded her that God would complete the work he began in her. Now she’s a Bible teacher, a “Gaga” and she lives free and has for years and years.
Yet she knows there is still growth and truth and joy and unfamiliar territory ahead, and she’s ok with that.
Years ago my prayer was, “God, help me.” Today my prayer is that I’ll never forget how many times he has answered that cry.
Oh precious Savior, you rescued me. You set me free in a thousand different ways. Please don’t allow the years that have passed to erase the magnitude of the gift you’ve given.
Today, on Day 20 of the Living a Life of Thank You adventure, let’s remember two things:
- Regardless of how much work is ahead of you, there are multiple miracles to celebrate.
- There is an enemy who desires to steal away our testimony — for there’s power in it.
Today, share your story. Share it in this forum. Share it with a friend. Number all the ways that God has rescued you. Remember his goodness. Remember who you were before his love.We were in a mess and God restored and redeemed us. #livingalifeofthankyou #livingfreetogether #SpiritLedHeart Click To Tweet
If you aren’t feeling it, read this out loud today:
God did it for us [me]. Out of sheer generosity he put us [me] in right standing with himself. A pure gift. He got us [me] out of the mess we’re [I was] in and restored us [me] to where he always wanted us [me] to be. And he did it by means of Jesus Christ.
Romans 3:24 (The Message)
We live a life of thank you as run into the Father’s arms and unwrap that gift one more time as we tell our story.
Speaking of a gift, here’s one for you.
Day 20 of 21 Days to Living a Life of Thank You
- Who were you before Christ?
Share one way he has set you free.
- Let’s make this 20th day one of praise and gratitude as we celebrate those stories together. I can’t wait to hear what you have to share. ~ Suzie