Saturday, January 3, 2015

Full Boldness Without Hinderance

I am so behind on posting about our life on the blog here. So much has happened lately; Abe turned one, Adelyn turned 5, Christmas, mom visited, lost teeth, and many wonderful memories made. I will catch up when I can. I love having the blog as a record keeper of memories. Sometimes Adam and I look back over the blog through the years and remember all the good times. I'm so thankful for this record, but more than that I am thankful for all the Lord has taught me through the years. I am thankful for His constant presence and His faithfulness and the record of those things here as well.

A friend sent me a short video last night that rocked me. It's Christine Caine from the IF Gathering and she talks about the difference in freedom and deliverance. You can watch the video HERE. The thought of being delivered but not free is haunting to me. Why be delivered if not free? I definitely feel like there are areas in my life that I need to live free and I am not right now.

It all reminds me of Romans 8:
Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.

Oh how my heart longs to live in the Spirit in peace and life....

I'm not much for new years resolutions, but I do like goals and having a focus. My focus in my walk with the Lord this year has come from a Beth Moore bible study. I read this phrase and it just stuck with me and the Lord spoke to my heart and told me that it should be my prayer for 2015.

It's "living a life with full boldness without hinderance." I am not bold in and of myself in any way shape or form and because of my "baggage" and my sin I have plenty of hinderances but I know that living with boldness and without hinderance is possible with the Lord, when living in the Spirit. The Lord has given me vision for some things He wants me to complete in 2015 but I need the boldness that only comes from Him. I need freedom so I won't be distracted and can complete these tasks. I'm thankful for the promises: "He Who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you." Phil 1:6 and Prov 3:6 "Seek His will in all you do and He will make your paths straight." I can take life one day at a time walking with Him, abiding in Him and He promises to keep working on me and to show me the next step to take....

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