John 8:36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
I thank God today for true freedom. In my heart today I simply hold an appreciation for the fact that the Spirit and the truth of God have set me free. Freedom from the bondage of people and the pressures of this life is a beautiful thing to experience while still living. No matter how wonderful the circumstances of our lives seem to be, let's make sure that we know, trust, and depend completely on what truly makes us free. Money doesn't make us free. Slaying our goals doesn't make us free. The dream house doesn't make us free. The dream spouse doesn't make us free. The career of our dreams doesn't make us free. True freedom comes from intimately knowing God for yourself, living our lives in His truth, and relying on the Holy Spirit.
"Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty [emancipation from bondage, true freedom]." 2 Corinthians 3:17 AMP
My encouragement today is for anyone who feels stuck, trapped, stagnant, subdued, set up, ill-situated, stolen from, scared, or simply sunken because of the cares of this world. Seek true freedom in the Spirit and the truth of God. Get connected to the body of Christ so that you can be strengthened in a community of believers (John 15:5-8). Your diminished condition is not a result of the presence of the nuisances and restrictions in your life, but from the absence of God's presence (Matthew 19:26). Be encouraged and determined to seek first the Kingdom of God and allow God to give you everything you need (Matthew 6:25-33). Prioritize the daily reading of God's word. Prioritize your worship. Make it your priority to spend time in the presence of God. You don't have to remain where you are. You can indeed be free--not by earthly power, nor by personal might, but by His Spirit (Zachariah 4:6).
If you are reading this, I am praying for your freedom.