Spiritual Growth The Cross

Truth

Truth.

The Truth will set you free.  Free.  No one knows what free tastes like until they have lived in bondage and suffered the suffocating lack of freedom which comes from a lost and broken life.  Freedom.  Jesus said it was for freedom that He set me free.  And He won’t stop His relentless pursuit of that freedom.  You see, I’ll settle for less.  I’m fine with good enough if I get comfortable.  But, not Jesus.  He’s just not willing to let me settle — not when He has a wide open meadow of goodness and I could run unabandoned into His wide open love.  That’s Truth.  The Truth is that He bent low and came to this earth for each one of us and He lived the normal life of an inconspicuous boy in a carpenter’s home in a backwards little town and then He started to move into ministry.  All this to seek and save lost and broken people like me.  But then He went to my cross.  And He bore my sin.  That’s the Truth.  And for what?  For the joy set before Him.  What joy?  The joy of my freedom in Him.  Can we wrap our brains around this gift?  Can we fathom the Truth of this unfathomable love?  He has freedom in mind — in heart and soul — for each of us.  The way is the way of the cross.  He endured the cross.  We go to the cross with Him and we nail our sin-filled hearts and allow Him to touch them with His loving care and we become transformed into increasing freedom.  The cross is the place of unavoidable pain.  The cross is the place of forgiveness, healing, resurrection, transformation.  Truth.  Truth sets us free.  Unearth the hidden places and allow the breezes of His love to move through for the freedom He died to bring to you. 

Stop. 

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    Jen C
    November 7, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    Yes! What a great surprise to find someone who has experienced an unshackling. My favorite word is FREEDOM and favorite verse Isaiah 61. So glad for what he's done for you….and great post. P.S. Fenelon and Mason are fave of mine, too.

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    HeartsHomeward
    November 7, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    Thanks, Jen! You are a kindred if you love Fenelon and Mason and have been unshackled. I am grateful that we both are experiencing the reality of freedom too! There really are no words to contain the freshness and vitality and calm of freedom. Come back anytime πŸ™‚

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    Jo Rose
    November 7, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    Thank you for the reminder that Jesus will not stop his relentless pursuit of our freedom. His love is so amazing; it is hard to wrap my mind around. πŸ™‚ Stopping by from Five Minute Friday

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    Ceil
    November 7, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    Hi Patty! I am coming over from FMF.

    The truth does set us free, that's for sure. Even if it's messy and painful, we can be comforted that Jesus did just that to set us free from sin. He did it for the joy of saving you and saving me, just like you said.

    So nice to meet you! Have a wonderful weekend πŸ™‚
    Ceil

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    Barbie
    November 8, 2013 at 12:41 AM

    I used this same scripture in m post tonight. I have to continually run to His Word. Oh such freedom! Blessings!

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    HeartsHomeward
    November 8, 2013 at 7:49 AM

    Thanks, Jo Rose. It is hard to wrap our minds around it because there just is nothing like His love on earth — though we get gifts of glimpses. It is worth trying to grasp it, though. I'd like to spend my life trying πŸ™‚

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    HeartsHomeward
    November 8, 2013 at 7:50 AM

    Thanks, Ceil. So glad you popped by. Come over anytime πŸ™‚

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    HeartsHomeward
    November 8, 2013 at 7:51 AM

    Barbie! I'll have to check out your blog today. Thanks so much for reading and for your sweet comment.

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    Kimberly A Edwards
    November 8, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Amen!

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    HeartsHomeward
    November 8, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    Thanks, Kimberly! What else can be said πŸ™‚

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