Updated: Jul 16
We're blessed to enjoy many freedoms in this country, aren't we?
With all the freedoms we enjoy also come responsibilities to engage in opportunities in such a way that is supportive to others.
"Share each other's burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ." Galatians 6:2
As we attempt to steward all that God has provided us, it may be helpful to consider how we cultivate and balance our own resources. It often seems like a perpetual juggling act, doesn't it?
Recently I did a BQ page I dubbed "Freedom from Earthly Things," tying in our freedom theme for this month and incorporating some scriptures/embellishments from July's Sojo study.
Our Freedom includes daily choices re: where we go, who we see, what we focus on, and how we live. Although we all are in different circumstances, we all have the same amount of time. It's important to sift through our activities occasionally and see how we're aligning with God's plans for our lives, too.
What are our daily opportunities to steward our freedoms well?
As this page progressed, I contemplated key parts of my daily routine and tried to filter them through an eternal lens.
How am I daily growing in the knowledge of God?
How am I making the most of opportunities the Lord presents?
Just as we strive to make wise choices for our nutrition, rest, exercise, and mental health, we also benefit from incorporating disciplines that improve our spiritual health. Do you have some personal strategies that work for you?
Sometimes we may realize we're in a summer slump, far from the enthusiastic goals we set back in January. That's okay.
The Lord doesn't expect perfection.
In fact, many biblical characters struggled again and again. And God's faithfulness was shown over and over again.
He offers His grace and mercy freely to us, meeting us wherever we are.
We all have our ups and downs, especially if we're going through a difficult season. Sometimes we can "catch up" yet other times we may need to have a fresh starting point. The more that we circle back to the Word and lean toward our accountability partners, we can gradually nudge ourselves back on track.
I'm grateful for the daily freedoms to choose Him...and to share this process with you.
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