Am I FREE to be a bond-servant of Jesus Christ?
Am I free of my fears?
Am I free of complacency?
Am I free of the traditions of men?
What keeps YOU in bondage?
If you have an hour or so, take time to listen to this sermon by one of our pastor/elders. He is a man that my husband I have an increasing appreciation for as a servant of Christ, and free thinker.
Where the Spirit Is There is Freedom
This is the sermon he taught last Sunday when the boys were out of town and I braved church with my little girls.
Boy was I glad I went! It was a timely message for me.
Personally, I was convicted that I am bound by the traditions of men.
I have been really struggling day to day with meeting all the schooling criteria set by our state.
I can, but often lose my ability to relax and have fun at the same time.
It is my hearts desire to impart a true love for the Lord to my children, but I think it's hard to achieve that merely by "Bible time".
In other words, a heart condition cannot be attained by checking off one of the boxes on my list of things to do.
I may in time learn to balance the "must do's" with the "should do's", but if I can't balance the two, I believe it is of paramount importance -critical even- that I err on the side of what matter's eternally:
Teaching my children to know and love God with all their heart, mind, soul, and strength.
What good is it if I keep the State happy and lose the hearts of my children?
The problem is WHO keeps me accountable to focus on winning the hearts of my children for now and eternity?
There is the government to keep me accountable to checking off boxes!
On Sunday I realized how important it is to me to live where I feel I am free to teach my children what I believe is important. Even if it means being far from beloved family and friends.
I don't know if that is necessary, but if it is, I am willing.
For Jesus, I am willing.
I want to be free to serve Him.
4 years ago