LSOF: Free to be

Before I begin, I will tell you that the blog just passed the 150th post!!!

I think Beth Moore’s post was awesome today, because it lets me finish this post with verses…that’s been sitting in the draft box since yesterday morning.

I was driving home today from class, and I happen to notice to the right in a field there were a dozen horses, all different colors, and standing there gathered around this big thing of hay,

And just chowing down.

So I think God definitely wants to speak a message that its important to let not only yourself be reminded that you are free in Christ, but others of other religions.

You know this subject is dear to my heart with my friend Robin.

I wanted to encourage her the other day, because I know she’s had some tough days, and I knew that her religion frowns on anything that isn’t NWT, or Watchtower.

So I felt led after work to go home and write out the most favorite encouraging verses in the bible I knew by memory, and then what I did was I looked up watchtower.org, and I looked the same verses up in their bible.

Meeting people where they are. Out of our comfort zones.

We are all called to be more then who we are right now. I am not saying that we will all be President one day, or some famous person, but where we are right now, and what we are doing right now..

Will change.

I loved the story my Pastor illustrated so beautifully about the woman who bled for 12 yrs and touched Jesus’s cloak; then was healed.

Think about it.

Did you know that a baby will die if it doesn’t have human contact?

So think about how it was for this woman?

I honestly picture her like a cat; they are skiddish easily if they are in the wild.

She probably hid herself, out of shame. For anyone that touched her, would be called ” unclean.”

I try to think about who she was before it happened to her? What was she like then? What was she like as a child? Did she have faith? What in her made her reach up and find that strength to touch the cloak Jesus was wearing?

And then I think of after it happen, and she was healed, what kind of life did she have after?

Or maybe even Lazerus, who was raised from the dead. Sure he was a friend of Jesus, but did his being raised from the dead change him?

There are so many stories in the bible that we neglect to think about; but no one in the bible is a small character.

I want to leave this open for anyone to respond about someone you know or a character in the bible…

Once they were free…then what? What changed?

1 Cor 1: 26

Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth.

1 Cor 7:21-24

Were you a slave when you were called? Don’t let it trouble you—although if you can gain your freedom, do so. 22For he who was a slave when he was called by the Lord is the Lord’s freedman; similarly, he who was a free man when he was called is Christ’s slave. 23You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men. 24Brothers, each man, as responsible to God, should remain in the situation God called him to.

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2 thoughts on “LSOF: Free to be

  1. “Once they were free … what changed?” That is truly a question to ponder, my beloved Siesta. Because I think so often we focus on the conversion, or on the “getting free,” without following up to see the fruit, and to figure out where we’re “stuck” if there isn’t any.

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