Freedom from all the YUCK!

Love leads to freedom!

God is love and where the Spirit of the Lord (God) is, there is freedom.

The Bible says it like this “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom”  in 2 Corthin. 3:17 (NIV)

The NASB version uses the word liberty! “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” 2 Corthin. 3:17 (NASB)

Que Chris Tomlin

We know where the Spirit of the Lord is
Where the Spirit of the Lord is
There is liberty
We know living in your freedom
living in your freedom, see your glory
We know where the Spirit of the Lord is
Where the Spirit of the Lord is
There is liberty

“Listen Here to Song”

The truth is, I thought I wrote a bunch on love and it was time to move to another subject I am beyond passionate about which is FREEDOM in CHRIST. But it all ended up coming back to Love, Himself!

Freedom = Getting free of all the yuck in our souls, the lies, the fear, the guilt, the shame, the unforgivness, the bitterness, the rejection, the abandonment, the misplaced identity, all of it, all of the yucky stuff will just hold you down, it will confuse you and it will keep you chained for life and the sad part is, you will never know the difference.

If you don’t know the truth, how will you know the lie?

It’s not exactly easy, you may need 17 boxes of Kleenex and a determination to tell the enemy to go back to hell where he and his lies came from in the first place and possibly on a daily basis. As scripture refers to it in 2 Corthin10:5 where it says “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

Take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ because you are a daughter or son of the LIVING GOD and you were born for FREEDOM. (Lindsay’s Version)

Galatians 5:1 Jesus came to set YOU free!

John 8:32 says “YOU shall know the truth and the truth will set YOU free.”

Jesus is the Word, the Truth and the Life and He came to bring the Word, the Truth and Life to set YOU free! (John 14:5)

Let me say that again, JESUS

The answer is still JUST JESUS and the answer will always be just Jesus, but sometimes we need a little help unwrapping the grave clothes (as Mark Batterson refers to it) because we are no longer dead in our sins, but we are ALIVE in JESUS CHRIST! The thing is we can carry some of those old grave clothes around with us! Grave Clothes like fear, guilt, shame, rejection, unworthiness and a host of others. Grave Clothes that will not necessarily send us to hell, but will hinder us and our walk if don’t “throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us” as said in Hebrews 12:1

But the enemy doesn’t want you to know there is any other way but to slug around with your grave clothes hanging off you, like toilette paper from the bathroom hanging onto your shoe.

Example of Grave Clothes…..

I recently thought to myself  “Why am I 37 and single when I have a desire to be married, what is wrong with me?” I wondered. It must be complicated, I thought. There must be something extremely wrong with me. WHAT IS IT GOD? I begged and begged to know. He was kind to show me the unworthiness lie which I believed for a longgggggg time (too long to even think about) see here for more on the lie of unworthiness, but I knew there was more. Lord what is it?

He kept showing me this rejection theme, eekkkk, it was ugly to see, it made me want to turn my head like in a scary movie as I realized I rejected the desire to love for fear of not being loved in return. Ohhhhh myyyyy wordddddd, it’s so simple but so strangely profound. How could a seemingly strong, Godly, competent women be hiding like this?

Well I was!

And still might from time to time if I don’t take every thought captive that tries to sneak into my head!

I will find freedom if I have to KICK and SCREAM as the enemy whispers in my ear “you are selfish Lindsay, always thinking about yourself.”  But good thing I know the enemy is a liar, and an evil accuser of the brethren (or sisterian in my case) so I just look up at Jesus, step on the enemies head and walk on!

As Christine Caine recently said, “We have a bunch of Christians running around wanting to change the world but not wanting to change themselves”

I see what she is saying, we tend to hear the greatest commandment of all in Luke 10:27 “YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND; AND YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.” 

As you LOVE yourself! Interesting!

Jesus came to set us free, so if you are in bondage, it is time to stop what you are doing, get down on your knees and ask your PERFECT Heavenly Father for the wisdom and sit at His feet until He shows you what He wants to show you. I don’t have a clue what it is for you! Rejection like me? Fear of abandonment? Unworthiness? Unforgivness from 20 years ago? Misplaced Identity? It could be any of these or a host of others.

It takes time sometimes, that is why the Bible says to: “not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect” Romans 12:2 NASB)

In all things we need to “seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33

So pray and ask the Lord if there is anything holding you back from the freedom He died to bring you?

Click Here to see the prayers on this blog for releasing things like fear, rejection, unforgivness and bitterness.

Also see this article on the health benefit to forgiving and releasing bitterness from the Mayo Clinic!

Wanna talk more offline email me at lindsay@lindsaysnyder.com

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