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.
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.
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.
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!