Refelections4Life™ May 29th, 2016
“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound…” Isaiah 61:1
Scripture Contemplation: Genesis 39; 40; Psalm 68; Isaiah 61; Mark 5; Luke 13; Romans 8…
I know you want to be free. I know in my heart of hearts that you do not want to continue in a cycle of pain, hurt, anger, and disappointment. I know this because God tells me so. I know this because of your actions. I know this because of the words you have spoken, and the heartache I hear in your voice, along with the hurt I see in your eyes. You have been bound long enough, Beloved. It is time to be free. And it is up to you to not free yourself, but accept your freedom.
I pray today’s Reflections brings comfort and peace to your heart and mind. I decree it be a continued source of encouragement and inspiration. This is the week that all doubts will be eradicated, and your faith stirred up, as you stand upon the word of God and His promises to you, and you accept and walk in your freedom, letting every bond be broken for once and all.
So many of us are bound by our past. Bound by the words that someone else has spoken over our lives. We are bound by our sins and the sins of our fathers and mothers. It is like a perpetual curse that leaps from generation to generation seeking to destroy the very seed of a family until we have utterly given up on God and never knew that we once had a relationship with Him.
We are bound by the things that have happened to us. The thoughtlessness and unconcern that others have shown toward us in our lives. The pain and heartache inflicted upon us by those who said they loved us, and those that were supposed to love us. It has caused us to be bound to a time, place, and situation; not really knowing how to become free. How to move forward and walk in the life that God has ordained and promise us.
It is not an easy thing to let go of a past. Especially when that particular past is all you have ever known. How do we recognize and know genuine love? How do we that the love of God is sincere and true and everlasting? The truth is, we really do not know until we are in the midst of it. It takes faith and it takes time. And it takes for us to vulnerable at least one more time.
Beloved, there is nothing more that God desires than to see you happy, flourishing and basking in His love for you each and every day. But it’s going to take a leap of faith on your part after being hurt and disappointed so many times. But I can promise you this—from my own experience—when you allow God into those secret places; the places in your heart and soul that you have not allowed anyone else into—sometimes not even yourself—God will come in and rescue you. He will soothe you, heal you, and give you hope for each and every day moving forward.
Is it easy? Nope. Not at all. Trust never is. But God loves you more than you will ever know. He has already sent His Son to die on our behalf. He has already opened up doors that are just waiting for us to walk through. Yet, in order to partake in this; to receive the full benefits of what God is offering—we are going to need to have a little bit of faith. And all that is needed to see a change in our lives is faith the size of a mustard seed. To believe; even if it’s just that small.
I know it is scary. I know that you have been hurt and disappointed so many times. But I know that God has what you need. I promise you: God knows your heart and knows exactly how to take care of you. Take this leap of faith, and be free from the bonds that have tied your hands and your life. There are no bonds too strong for God.
My Beloveds, may the spirit of peace and prosperity find permanent rest in your lives. I decree that every good thing that God has ordained for your life will become evident to you. You do not have to fight to free yourself. God has already done it for you. You just have to claim your victory. Walk in your freedom and the promises that God has made for your life. You are blessed. Now go…and be a blessing.
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