Holding On

More and more I find things within myself I do not like.  Things that are not Godly, things that are worldly, fleshly and hindrances to my faith.  One of these many things has been certain material things I have been holding on to.  Specifically some “survival” gear.  While in the barn I was really feeling the prompting of the Holy Spirit to let go of these things, things I was trying to figure out how to hold on to.  I asked the Lord for scripture as confirmation.  He spoke Galations 5:

Galations 5:1

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

 

The more I sell, get rid of and let go, the more free I feel.  This has been comforting and scary at the same time.  We have now gotten rid of about 99% of what we own, and what a feeling of freedom we have.  However, initially I didn’t feel this way, initially I felt fear, what do I do without guns, ammo, knives, and survival gear to outfit an army?  Well, I depend on Christ, my provider, Savior and protector.  This body is His to do with what He wishes, and I trust Him to give Him full control and authority over me and my family.  All of this to say, I now see things very differently, the materials possessions, the house, the cars, the education, the career, are they blessings?  Or do they chain us down like slaves, slaves who think we are free?  I wonder if we as a family can ever go back to our former life, I sure hope not.  God push us forward, glory to You and You alone.

1 Comment

  1. Dave Raring
    Mar 5, 2012

    Good for you. We’ll follow with interest and our prayers.

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