“Whom the Son sets free, oh is free indeed! I’m a child of God, YES, I am!”
Happy Independence Day my fat-burning friends of faith!
The above quote is from one of my current favorite worship songs right now – “Who You Say I Am” by Hillsong. I have had the privilege of leading this song in worship in my church a few times now. Every single time I get to that word FREE – I have to check my emotions!
Because, dear readers, I have been set FREE. You can read about how I have been set free physically on this post here: FREEDOM! Keto & LCHF Lifestyle Lead to Freedom. But in this post, I am going to sharing the best kind of freedom there is!
I have been thinking a lot lately about the freedom we have in Christ, as I’m embarking on this new blogging adventure and sharing my heart with you. Freedom is a key theme in my spiritual journey. Of course, I have realized many physical blessings of freedom, but it’s really the spiritual blessings of freedom that keep me focused on sharing this good news.
The very definition of freedom is:
the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint
I have never been so unrestrained in sharing my faith with others than through this journey of spiritual, emotional, and physical healing.
Freedom is also defined as:
the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved
I am most definitely no longer a slave to fear, insecurity, doubt, questioning, and poor health! I thank God every single day for the gift of improved health. I fully acknowledge that it was his intervention and a direct answer to prayer that led me to the Keto, LCHF, and Intermittent Fasting lifestyle.
I was so blessed this week by a few messages I received from new friends I have met through my social media and blogging adventures. They were SO intertwined, and I received both messages within a day of each other – while I was contemplating the message of freedom leading up to today. I am eager to discover scripture to always back up where my thoughts are roaming. These two random messages were more God-incidences, which I LOVE!
The first message I received was to read Romans 8:28:
28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who ahave been called according to his purpose.
Then another praying friend sent me this scripture reference – Romans 8: 31-39:
More Than Conquerors
31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”[a]
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[b]neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Read that passage again! It’s the epitome of the FREEDOM we have because of Jesus! We are more than conquerors! Both of those scripture passages were shared with me and they were both under the subject “More Than Conquerors!” in my bible headings. How cool is that?
I could leave it here with just one final word: FREEDOM!
Let me just elaborate a little further. I love the list of things that shall never separate us from the love of Christ!
Will trouble separate us from the love of Christ? NOPE.
Will hardship separate us from the love of Christ? NOPE.
Will persecution separate us from the love of Christ? NOPE.
Will famine separate us from the love of Christ? NOPE.
Will nakedness (yikes!) separate us from the love of Christ? NOPE.
Will danger or sword separate us from the love of Christ? NOPE.
Bottom line – Christ loves us so much that there is absolutely nothing that can separate us from his love – and for that very reason we can walk in FREEDOM every day! With that knowledge, we can conquer anything and everything that we are called to do in his service and for his Kingdom!
My physical freedom to conquer daily tasks and to realize that God is using my journey to encourage and inspire you is all because of the steps I took in obedience to him to live the a healthy lifestyle to better serve him! As you realize your physical healing on your Keto or LCHF journey – allow it to fuel the fire of your spiritual walk so that you will walk in freedom.
If God is for YOU, who can be against YOU? He graciously gives YOU all things. Be at peace in that promise as you walk daily in your journey to spiritual, emotional, and physical healing. God is for YOU! Be set FREE!
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