(New Living Translation)
Every other day it seems that my little Brianna gets constipated! She has great difficulty eliminating her waste. I'm being nice right now. Lol. Today I was reminded of a Scripture in Hebrews chapter 12:1 where it says: "Lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily besets us....."
As I watch Bree struggle, twisting, turning left and right, grimacing with her face all tight and eyes bulging, I get a picture of how we sometimes struggle with letting go of those things that so easily bind us up. We wrestle with our issues, we don't call them sin anymore so we call them "Issues." We wrestle with our issues that cause us great pain, stress, metal anguish, embarrassment, just to name a few.
It always amazes me how her attitude, her countenance changes once she has laid that heavy load down! Lol. A calmness, a peace, a joy, comes over her. Lol. She is more relaxed, playful, talkative, and hungry too!
The most noticeable thing though is, I can always tell when she has finished dropping that load because the stench, the smell, is absolutely over powering!!! Lol, lol. I can't imagine that someone so small and precious could deliver something so disgusting, and then have the nerve to laugh about it and want to converse in a conversation with you Lol.
I'm preaching now! Lol. Well our sin(s) that we hold onto and refuse to let go of, get together with some other stuff like, un-forgiveness, bitterness, jealousy covetousness, lying and gossiping, etc. ,and become strongholds weights, burdens that we find difficult to shake. And believe my they stink before God. But the Bible tells us we don't have to be bound up. We can be free of the sin, shame, weights, that hinder us from receiving all that God has promised to give those who faithfully seek His face and wait for the appointed time of favor. That is why I love the song, " I am free, praise the Lord I'm free. No longer bound. No more chains holding me. My soul is resting, it's such a blessing. Praise the Lord, Hallelujah, I'm free." And since, The Lord says we can be free, we need to seek the deliverance we need and unload them.
Just think of how refreshed you and I would be when we learn to We'd have more peace, joy, be more relaxed, and yes, we would be willing to tell the story about how we made it over.
This is just one mother', grandmother's, preacher 's observation. "Just saying!"
My granddaughter took her bottle and is currently sleeping like an angel since she laid her burden down; what about you? I never want to leave this page without offering some help in what I teach or write. Here are some Scriptures to help you to decree and declare your freedom in Christ today. You can be free from all of satan's plots, ploys, and schemes to weigh you down with fear, guilt, distress, depression and whatever else is ailing you. Be Blessed!
God Frees Us!
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. (Galatians 5:1)
We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life. Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and He will deliver us. On Him we have set our hope that He will continue to deliver us. (2 Corinthians 1:10)
In my anguish I cried to the LORD, and He answered by setting me free. (Psalm 118:5)
Since the children [are human], He too shared in their humanity so that by His death He might destroy Him who holds the power of death-- that is, the devil -- and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.
Guard my life and rescue me; let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in you. (Psalm 25:20)
The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God, the Rock, my Savior! He is the God who avenges me. . . who sets me free from my enemies. (2 Samuel 22:47-49)
Jesus said, "You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:31-32)
The Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials. (2 Peter 2:9)