Free to Be…

Where are you headed?

Friday’s reflection: Friday’s freedom thought is that I am free.

I am free to be.

I am free to be me.

I am free to believe.

I am free to become the woman of faith that I believe God is calling me to be. Thank you, Jesus, for forgiving me of my sins and saving me!

Have you seen the meme or graphic floating around the internet quoting something to the degree of “What you need you can’t buy on Amazon…” Something to that message.

So much truth in that, right?!

Looking for joy: sorry, can’t ship it! Looking for peace, sorry can “buy instantly.”

As I chew on this thought and let it ruminate in my soul, I felt the whispers of golden truths which spoke to finances. I don’t know what your financial situation looks like but for my family, we are in a harder place as with COVID season. We have had much financial uncertainty. I understand that some of you are lacking in finances and then there are some of you are loaded. Whether you’re lacking or loaded, no matter what end you sit on, the reality is finances cannot buy faith.

Finances can buy books on people “of faith” or about people’s faith stories but it is not the same as affording you a life of rich faith in Jesus.

Photo from by Giorgio Travio
James 2:5

New Living Translation

Listen to me, dear brothers and sisters. Hasn’t God chosen the poor in this world to be rich in faith? Aren’t they the ones who will inherit the Kingdom he promised to those who love him?

Friends, my charge to you for this weekend’s reflection is let us ask God for more faith. Let not our hearts go after the things of this world. May our security come from God alone through Christ alone by faith alone.

So, no matter what end of the finance spectrum (or desire for it…), let not your heart go after greed, or for more and a “when ______ then I’ll be happy” mentality.

I am praying for my believing friends and faith family today that God would draw us closer to himself. May be gaze upon him!

I leave you with the beatitudes:

Matthew 5:6-16
New Living Translation

God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice,[a]
    for they will be satisfied.
God blesses those who are merciful,
    for they will be shown mercy.
God blesses those whose hearts are pure,
    for they will see God.
God blesses those who work for peace,
    for they will be called the children of God.
10 God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right,
    for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.
11 “God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers. 12 Be happy about it! Be very glad! For a great reward awaits you in heaven. And remember, the ancient prophets were persecuted in the same way.


By MamaDea

Life can be full of hope and abundance; I am certain we can find it because the life we want and desire: Jesus came to give us life and we can have it abundantly! A little about me: I am a wife, first. Next, I am a mama to five children; my husband and I have four daughters and son! I love to connect and talk about things of God and look for beauty in life.

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