Love you all, praying for you.
I just love God’s Word. It is powerful. It gives secrets, and it gives reminders. Awakened… my first thoughts were what God revealed during PiVAT before dinner for today. Before I could even ask God again for a quick clarification about the order of a couple things. His Word arose in my spirit. “Where the Spirit of the LORD is there is freedom!” Instantly, I had my answer, praise the Lord! And it brought peace immediately. What I thought was the order, was just religion, not God’s freedom. Seems like a small thing, but it was God’s timely answer for me. I'm so thankful that God loves us enough to give us His plans, even the details of the plan – if we ask Him. Nothing is too small. The order of things is important. And the motive is important as well. Freedom brings joy, obedience brings joy, and giving the testimony of what God did – brings joy. One thing I noticed the devil will always do. He lies. Especially about PiVAT before dinner. “It’s too structured, that’s bondage, God gives freedom.” Even the devil will quote scripture to you – but he lies. God’s Word is freedom, not bondage. What the devil calls freedom, that’s real bondage… not getting God’s plans, or the details – the best way to do it… not getting God’s order, doing your own thing – that’s bondage! Diligence to ask Him, so you know and then do what God said, at the time He reveals – that’s freedom! Praise God! He loves you enough to tell you the little things! That verse is probably one of the top five most often misused Scriptures in the Bible… That and “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” No, that doesn’t apply to worldly dreams and ambitions, Paul was saying He has seen good times and hard times - but He has learned to be content in whatever circumstance God has him. He’s not about the money, he’s about the obedience – like Jesus was. Where the Spirit of the LORD is - there is freedom. Not freedom to sin, freedom from sin! Freedom to obey, to be content, and freedom from false religion that always tries to get you to add or subtract things from God’s Word, like the Pharisees did. Whether His Word in the Bible, or His present Word to you by the Holy Spirit. Some people are always falling short, deceived by their own opinions or philosophies of life, or God’s Word. They haven’t learned to choose God’s grace to say no to sin, whether thoughts, words or actions. That power is right there to overcome – Grace! But it won’t do it for you, you have to choose it to help you. If you’re sinning, you can stop sinning! If you’re deceived you won’t know it, ask God to help you see. God has grace for it! Don’t just say “It’s under the blood.” Of course any sin we may commit is covered by the blood, and forgiveness is available for the asking and turning, but Paul said, “Should we keep on sinning, that grace may abound? God forbid!” “Well, that’s just my personality.” That’s just the way I am. That’s just how God made me. No, those are the words and thoughts that you have been choosing time after time. It’s not personality, or the way you are, or the way He made you, that’s just repeated poor choices, and repeated excuses. God has better! He’s calling you higher, and He has power for you to change. David never excused or covered his sin, he confessed it and turned. Praise God for freedom, not freedom to sin, or fall short, or continue in habits which lack God’s grace and power for holiness. But freedom from sin! He still loves you, you can, but you don’t have to. And freedom from false understanding of freedom, from what ‘seems right’ – but isn’t. Jesus’ death set us free from sin and every one of the devil’s lies! Freedom lets you choose God’s way instead of man’s way again… Freedom lets you think differently and gets you free from the thought chains that used to deceive you. Praise God! Praying that you will never let excuses keep you bound in old habits of words or thoughts. God has freedom for you. God has wisdom for you. He wants to establish you in His Thoughts and His Ways which are so much higher than ours. The first step on that journey – is do what He told you in this hour, Ask Him, He’ll clarify, and stay in His Word. PRISM every chance you get today. Where the Spirit of the LORD is – there is freedom. Praying that you will pray in the Spirit today, that you will choose His presence today, and worship today. Praying that you will choose PRISM throughout the day. Every time you choose His Word – the Holy Spirit has more to work with – its that guaranteed investment in freedom! Praying that the Holy Spirit will reveal the freedom He has for you – so you can leave the old thoughts and ways and opinions and bondage behind and walk in the new life that He has for you. The life of freedom! The new you! The real you!
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!