“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” 2 Corinthians 3:17 HCSB
The Word Sets You Free
I am preparing the new blog site
to go live. With that, I find myself needing to write the most important things
I have written yet. Therefore, I will temporarily be turning my energy away
from the study of Hebrews, and towards the new blog project in order to give it
my full attention.
This seems like the perfect
opportunity to run a repeat of the most popular posts on this blog of all time.
This updated post titled The Word Sets You Free was originally published on
Friday, October 19, 2012:
all too well what it means to not be free. I grew up in an alcoholic home. I
went through a divorce while I was pregnant with my only child because my
husband was physically abusive.
daughter was born I read a story that made me realize how badly I did not want
her to grow up the way I did. I asked God to show me how to give her a better
life and I dedicated her to His care.
met her biological father. I raised her with the belief that God would be her
Father. One-step at a time, as I read the Bible, went to church, and read books
He showed me the way.
was in elementary school, she won the award for being the best student in the
Dare to Keep Your Kids off Drugs program.
graduated from high school, she received an award chosen by the faculty for the one
student out of the class (over 300) who displayed the citizenship, community,
and common sense characteristics that make them a quality individual.
graduated from college, Summa Cum Laude (with highest honors), a first
generation college student. She is a beautiful young woman, full of virtue.
all praise to God for her abilities. I could not have raised her to her full
potential without His Word, His power, His Spirit working through me.
Transforming not just our lives, but our bloodline as well.
comment from the Spirit Filled Life Student Bible was one of my original
inspirations for this blog:
God is a good God, and He has a good plan for us. When we
read His Word, we find in it a handbook for life. The Word of God can be heavy
and serious; it can convict us of our sins and press us to our limits, but it
can also give us hope and reason for rejoicing. As we put God’s Word into
practice, we are freed through our obedience to be all God wants us to be (Romans 8:1-8).
Hebrews 4:12 teaches us that ‘the Word of God is living
and powerful.’ The Word of God is charged with supernatural energy, because the
Spirit works with the Word to inspire faith (Romans 10:17). When it is read and
we obey it, it can both heal and cleanse us.
The Bible is a powerful and liberating force that sets
people free at every dimension of life when they live by its instruction. As
people get the chance to read it and understand what it means through
practicing its teachings, they are moved by divine possibilities.