- taking first steps and realizing that a whole new world has opened up to discover.
- having seeds to plant in the soil that you have tended.
- being able to supply the basic needs for your family with dignity.
- feeling safe. (The world is not as safe as it used to be, but has it really changed that much? Basically, people have not changed; we are God’s creation and perfected through him every time we overcome circumstances.)
What is the cost of freedom?
Today it’s easy for me to sit here and reap the benefits of freedom. But, no matter how liberated I feel, the cost was greater for the ones who shed their blood that I might enjoy it. They are the true heroes who were willing to die for our right to live free.
We all have to decide if we are going to live for God or not: do I fight for what I know is right, or do I hide out and give up? I am thankful that Jesus Christ didn’t give up until he had secured our freedom from sin. If you are seeking happiness and find that you’ve tried everything to fulfill the void in your life and you are still lost, seek, the one who gave his life so that we could live more abundantly.
When you decide to be truly free, you can experience the joy that only comes through Jesus Christ. Freedom to live: without the fear of tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow. Nothing can harm us because he promises to never forsake us. So, focus on living free, today. The Lord has everything under his dominion and power, and he loves you.