Most of my posts have been me sharing what I’ve learned or realized by following Jesus. This post, however, is me sharing what I’m learning.
I’m realizing the importance of enjoying the journey. I also know that many are in their own journey, so I pray that by sharing my journey, others will be more encouraged to embrace and enjoy their journey.
So much of life is a journey. Even freedom is a journey. Though Jesus set us free, we must take it day by day, moment by moment, to maintain our newfound freedom. If we don’t, it will be stolen from us.
“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” – John 10:10
We have an enemy whose entire agenda is to steal from us, and he will use whoever and whatever he can- no limits.
We have to fight for what’s ours.
How do we fight?
With the Word of God.
“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” – Hebrews 4:12
The Word of God is our weapon. God’s Word will calm us, speak to us, direct us, strengthen us, encourage us, prepare us, and open our eyes to the spiritual realm.
Freedom is a journey, but it is one we are well-prepared for with the Word of God.
If we don’t rely on the Word of God, what will we rely on? Surely not on our own mind. Our mind is used to functioning based on where we come from, but we need a new mind with new thoughts. Our own thinking is not sufficient, which is why we are told to renew our mind (Romans 12:2).
My scripture for 2018 is II Corinthians 10:3-5:
“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;”
Every strong hold has to go. Every thought has to become obedient to Christ.
What a journey. I wouldn’t trade it for anything, and I’m focused on enjoying it all the way through.
“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 3:13-14