Tuesday, March 8, 2011

What Does Freedom in God Look Like?

I honestly can say I don't know what truly being free looks like.

People have so many different views of what 'freedom' looks like. I admit, I went through seasons in my Christian walk where I thought that I was experiencing true freedom, only to come out again believing there must be more than this.

On the quest for true freedom, I often dream of some ethereal place I will arrive at, during this age, where I will feel God's presence day and night, see in the Spirit realm, almost floating through the days.

I have at least come to a few conclusions. There is only more to come, that I can only go up from my current experience with the Lord, and that the Lord does desire that His people live and walk in freedom- whatever that looks like.

I find freedom when I'm with the Lord in prayer and I just start weeping.
I find freedom when I'm in intercession for my family, friends, and city.
I find freedom when I'm getting ready in the morning and a feeling comes over me out of nowhere that makes me giggle.
I find freedom when I am too tired at night to read and I rest instead.
I find freedom when my child wants to cuddle, and I stop what I'm doing and hold them.
I find freedom in the secret place of giving, when my right hand doesn't know what my left hand is doing.

Freedom increases in my life the more I LIVE for Him. Lord, come invade every area of my heart! That I could see You and know You more!


  1. It's out of our relationships that freedom is found. I don't think you look for freedom. I think it's out of the context of relationship that we have it. Thanks for the reminder!!

  2. I find freedom every time I am in His presence. He takes me further and further into the place of freedom!

  3. You are looking freedom right in the face :) ~ in your secret place.
    Christ came to set the captives free. It is only those in captivity that need to be set free.
    There are three areas that need to be set free: first the spirit, then soul (mind, will, emotions) and then body. The spirit is set free instantaneously once we believe in Christ's atoning work on the cross. But setting the soul and the body free are a process of renewing the mind and offering your body (the temple) as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God. This is done daily as we come into the presence of God in our sacred place.
    This is a somewhat simplistic explaination, but that is the essence of freedom in Christ.
    Love your transperency with this post.
    Blessings ~Nena