I am free
Praise the Lord, I'm free
No longer bound
No more chains holding me
My soul is resting
It's just a blessing
Praise the Lord, Hallelujah, I'm free
As I was mopping my kitchen floor this morning, that song dropped in my spirit. I began singing it over and over and over, and before I knew it tears were streaming down my face, my mop was on the floor...and so was I. I had gotten lost in worship.
Over the past few weeks, the enemy has been trying his darndest to attack my mind. He's sent all kinds of opposition my way, and I admit, for a minute it had me very anxious in my thoughts. I gave in to the negativity and found myself feeling down in my spirit, moping around my house, and just not really feeling it. I had allowed the enemy to come in, and hold my peace and joy hostage.
My mind used to be the devil's playing field. He'd get in there and play all kinds of games, and have me some kind of messed up. And even though the Lord has freed me from the bondage in my mind, that doesn't stop the enemy from trying to sneak in and attack me, especially now that my life is surrendered to Christ, and I'm committed to carrying out His call on my life for the upbuilding of the Kingdom. This time, his little sneak attack got to me.
It happens to the best of us.
Before I went to bed last night, I spent some quiet time with the Lord. Although I couldn't quite find the words to say, as I stilled myself in His presence I could feel Him wrapping His loving arms around me, letting me know He heard every unspoken word flowing from my heart. He reminded me that where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. (2 Corinthians 3:17) And at that moment I felt free...Free in my spirit, and free in my mind. Because I was resting in the spirit of the Lord, the enemy had no choice but to take his hands off of me.
Praise God for renewed freedom!
I know what it's like to be bound in so many areas of life, and since I have experienced freedom in Christ, I never want to return to that place. There are so many people who are bound in their mind, in addictions, in pain, in sin, or in relationships, who want to be free. If that happens to be you, I'm here to tell you that there is freedom in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. You don't have to be bound. Just like the spirit of the Lord broke the chains of Paul and Silas and freed them from the bondage of prison (Acts 16:19-40), so can you be set free from the chains that hold you down. And as John 8:36 declares, "Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed."
No matter how heavy the chains, the Lord can destroy every stronghold that hinders you from walking in the abundant life Jesus has come to give us. (John 10:10) Once you tap into the spirit of the Lord, and allow it to work in your life, you'll be worshipping God just as I was this morning, singing "Praise the Lord, Hallelujah, I'm free."
Enjoy this song entitled "Be Free" by Kierra Sheard, and be free!
~May you live in His love.~