I heard a great message this weekend, so I thought I’d type it out and save it here.  My hope is that one day when my kids are older they may run across this post and might find it encouraging. Yep, Freedom.

Staying Free Spiritually

To stay free spiritually, we must be watching for the subtle things that can destroy us.

#1:  The blessing of influence can be ruined by the worm of pride.

Don’t fall into the trap where making a great impression is overly prioritized; and where making a Godly impact gets minimized.

#2:  The blessing of romance can be ruined by the worm of lust.

Don’t fall into the trap where quick gratification becomes the high value.

#3:  The blessing of affluence can be ruined by the worm of greed.

Don’t fall into the trap where getting stuff means everything and having stuff means nothing. 

Now what?

Saturate your life with God’s perspective.

It will keep you humble.

It will keep you accountable.

It will keep you on the right path.

It will keep you at the heart of God’s blessing.


Deuteronomy 6:5

Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

*The picture in this post is from our beach day today and represents “freedom” to me.  Bethany (my friend’s daughter) is 10 years old and loves gymnastics!


He & Me + 3 said...

Thank you for sharing this. I love that verse & what great wisdom...saturate your life with God's perspective. Wow, if we could only see through His eyes, what a difference it would make.
bEautiful picture too. My girls love to tumble & do cart wheels too.

Angie said...

I can't tell you you what you meeting you through blogs has meant to are so inspirational! I love this post, and it was a wonderful way to wake up this morning! I'm so glad to have friends like you..thanks!

Leslie said...

I love this post..gracias for posting this!!

Gina said...

So true, Stacy! Freedom is precious!

Hannah said...

Beautiful post. EXACTLY what I needed to hear today.

I love the picture from the really does say freedom!

Kari said...

Beautiful. Everything from His perspective is so much different than what we see with our natural eyes. Going to save this one in my files :o)

Morgan said...

Great words! Thanks for sharing!

Mama Bear said...

Absolutely AWESOME. I can't tell you how much I LOVE this post! Thank you so much for sharing.

Joanna said...

How do you angle the picture like that for your post? Everything I use the rotate tool in Photoshop, it just goes back to normal when I save it. What am I doing wrong?