FREEDOM

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Life is the acronym for Living In Freedom Everyday.   Without the experience of freedom, life cannot be fully enjoyed.   Freedom must be contended for because there are so many external forces that want to get you in shackles.  Spiritual prison cells can be caused from offense, control, manipulation, expectations, among other things.  Everyday we must refuse to accept offense into our lives.  For example, when another driver cuts you off, quickly replace your foul language against him/her with forgiveness and blessings for the rest of their day.  It feels phoney at first but it makes accepting that people make mistakes and becoming light-hearted about the infractions people commit against you easier to let go of.  When someone is rude to you, realize that it is their problem and pray that the Lord will work peace, patience and kindness into that person’s heart.  While these behaviour’s allow you to remain emotionally free, they also create love in your heart for all God’s children.  Spending time with God every morning, where you experience peace and tranquility will make the chaotic periods of the day easier “to stay inside that peaceful state” which then makes the choice to reject offense effortless.  Honoring others by rejecting offense has a huge reward.  These behaviours also take courage because the human heart thinks it has a right to feel angry and vengeful which only leads to more negative thoughts and “the imprisonment”.  Often like William Wallace in the movie, Braveheart, sacrificing one’s own alleged rights to bring freedom to others is essential and achieves purpose in our lives.   I encourage you to be aware of how your heart responds to pure freedom.

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