Idaho greetings, family! You may be on a tropical island somewhere today, but here in Idaho this morning it was 3 degrees F when I first looked! Cold outside here, but warm here inside with Jesus with me!!! I am delayed in writing today as it has been an interesting day so far and I have to say I’m all geared up for more adventure with ya today!!! It’s gonna be fun!!! Oh, watch out for socks on the fly because my socks have been blessed right off my feet with the love and freedom of Jesus in my life!!! Life is always such a great adventure with Him!!! As we begin this day, here is a thought to carry with us:
“Do not let your heart envy sinners,
but always be zealous for
the fear (reverence) of the Lord.
There is surely a future hope for you,
And your hope will not be cut off!”
Sin can be deceiving as that is what the enemy does! He enticed Eve to eat the apple in the Garden of Eden by showing her delights in it and putting doubt in her mind about God’s request to her not to eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Oops! That was costly!!! But good news with Jesus!!! There is always hope in Jesus! Our Father promises us that He has a good future for us as His kids! He says “He knows the plans He has for us and they are plans to do us good and not harm, plans to give us hope and a future” and we will never lose that! Jesus is our sure guarantee in life as He will always be with us and helping us to conquer life with victory! He has already won victory and freedom for us from the wages of sin and death through His work on the cross for each of us and with His Spirit in heart forever sealed up within us as His total commitment to us through our faith for every single day and every single moment of our lives! He is with us to lead us in continued ways of freedom! While we are forever saved through faith in Jesus from eternal wages of sin which is death, when we follow sinful paths in this life, there are still natural consequences that affect our daily life here on earth and our Father so wants us to walk in ways of freedom from that! We can always trust Him as we look to Him as our guide in life to lead us in ways that will bring His will, His plan and His purpose and make us just like Him in the process and He is perfect love! Oh, I’m so much a wanna be walking in perfect love ways towards myself, my God and others, don’t you? Jesus wants to be an intimate part of our lives every moment of everyday – our best personal friend always near to help us as we talk to Him and listen to His heart! Now how wonderful is that, saint! Let’s celebrate life with the King helping us through His grace of power and strength to walk in good ways of freedom today and keep following Him where He’s leading as it will be the best life forever for us!!!! We are sooo blessed to have Jesus in all of life forever – never to be cut off! Jesus who is the way, the Truth and the life has set our tootsies free from the life socks of bondage of sin and death forever! Let’s celebrate our freedom in Jesus and our privilege to walk where His feet takes us!!! It is sooo freeing!!! When others see the freedom Jesus brings to us, they may desire to have Him, too! Woohoo!!! Now that would be a good kind of envy for them to have!!! That thought just makes me smile!!!
“Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”
Proverbs 23:17-18; Jeremiah 29:11-13; 2 Corinthians 3:17; Genesis 3