Monday, May 30, 2016

God Wants To Give You Freedom!



Happy Memorial Day!

I just watched the Indy 500's 100th Running... As a Hoosier--that's a BIG deal to me! :-)


As I'm chilling with my family today (and I hope you are doing the same)--I thought I would borrow some thoughts from one of my favorite teachers--Rick Warren.  Enjoy Rick's thoughts on the subject: God Wants To Give You Freedom!



“If the Son sets you free, then you will be really free.” (John 8:36 TEV) 
The world defines freedom as a life without any restraint — “I can do anything I want to do and say anything I want to say without anybody telling me what to do.” You may burn everybody else, but you get to do it your own way. The world says you can have your freedom, but only by being totally selfish.
Yet, the Bible says the only way to true freedom is through Jesus: “If the Son sets you free, then you will be really free” (John 8:36 TEV). 
Real freedom is freedom from fear, guilt, worry, bitterness, and death. You’re free to quit pretending because you’re free to be yourself.
How do you get rid of those kinds of fears? By letting God love you! The apostle John teaches that “there is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear” (1 John 4:18a NIV).
When you realize how much God loves you, you’ll begin to live in true freedom. In fact, you worship God when you recognize that “God is love.” It is an act of worship to agree that he is a loving, caring, generous God and that we can “rely on the love God has for us” (1 John 4:16). 
If this encouraged you--Remember to leave a comment & share with friends, thank you!

Until next time...
Blessings,
Brad

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