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free… a word for 2018…

Yesterday… I began seeking confirmation on a word for the year

The thought it might be free… came as I recognized my lightening of light… in 2017…

I wondered if it could be free… because freedom… was my word in 2016… and it seemed a bit redundant…

Considering the difference in the words I find… freedom is a noun… free an adjective…

Freedom is “the quality or state of being free…”

Free is “enjoying personal freedom…”

Freedom is something we have in Jesus…

Free is the exercise and enjoyment of that freedom…

So… perhaps 2018 will be a year to begin living… experiencing… enjoying… the freedom of obediently journeying with Him into a new life of light… actually being free…

The sense of confirmation came reading through Matthew… seeing Jesus living free from the desires and demands of the flesh…

Free to obey His Father… even unto death… Not as I will but as You will

Free to endure insults… from those who had no clue to why He hung on the cross…

Free from pride… and the need to defend Himself… justify His actions… before those who mocked Him…

He is free to serve the Father… freed from the demands of the flesh… through prayerful struggling…

I search for verses… to lay a foundation for what it means to live free…

In Jeremiah… I find God answering Jeremiah’s complaint…

“Have I not set you free for their good?…”

Jeremiah 15:11 ESV

He sets us free… for the good of others…

Because once we know His good to us… what it cost Him… we too should be willing to be used for their good…

Just… like… Him…

It should be an interesting year…

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