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Where are the chains?!

“Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.” Mathew 6:34

“Hey there! All who are thirsty,
    come to the water!
Are you penniless?
    Come anyway—buy and eat!
Come, buy your drinks, buy wine and milk.
    Buy without money—everything’s free!
Why do you spend your money on junk food,
    your hard-earned cash on cotton candy?
Listen to me, listen well: Eat only the best,
    fill yourself with only the finest.
Pay attention, come close now,
    listen carefully to my life-giving, life-nourishing words.
I’m making a lasting covenant commitment with you,
    the same that I made with David: sure, solid, enduring love.
I set him up as a witness to the nations,
    made him a prince and leader of the nations,
And now I’m doing it to you:
    You’ll summon nations you’ve never heard of,
and nations who’ve never heard of you
    will come running to you
Because of me, your God,
    because The Holy of Israel has honored you.” Isaiah 55:1-5

” This is God’s Word on the subject: “As soon as Babylon’s seventy years are up and not a day before, I’ll show up and take care of you as I promised and bring you back home. I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. When you call on me, when you come and pray to me, I’ll listen. When you come looking for me, you’ll find me.” Jeremiah 29:11-14

Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we’d better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls! Hebrews 12:1-3

Thank God! Call out his Name!
    Tell the whole world who he is and what he’s done!
Sing to him! Play songs for him!
    Broadcast all his wonders!
Revel in his holy Name,
    God-seekers, be jubilant!
Study God and his strength,
    seek his presence day and night;
Remember all the wonders he performed,
    the miracles and judgments that came out of his mouth.
Seed of Israel his servant!
    Children of Jacob, his first choice!
He is God, our God;
    wherever you go you come on his judgments and decisions.
He keeps his commitments across thousands
    of generations, the covenant he commanded,
The same one he made with Abraham,
    the very one he swore to Isaac;
He posted it in big block letters to Jacob,
    this eternal covenant with Israel:
“I give you the land of Canaan,
    this is your inheritance;
Even though you’re not much to look at,
    a few straggling strangers.”(1 Chroncles 16: 8-19)

Reflections

Embrancing the gift of freedom!

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” ( Galatians 5:1)

Hello dear reader! How have you been? Today I want to reflect a little on what it means to be free! I hope this reflection blesses you! Enjoy it! =)

The gift of freedom that Jesus conquered for us on the cross is definitive and complete. It happens right at the moment we confess Jesus as our Savior and Lord! However, the practice of this life of freedom it is gradually developed, because we need to learn, day by day, with the Scriptures, that we are new creatures in Christ! Now we are sons and daughters of His Kingdom.

What we used to practice and love in the past, our old identity, does not belong to us anymore. It is a daily challenge to embrace this free new life, because it is our mindset that guides our actions and decisions.

If Christ already set us free of the slavery of sins and the burden of accusation( and He did!) so we must live accordily with this new standard!

Day after day, we must choose to get rid of those voices of accusation inside of our heads and those that surrounds us. There are, also, old thoughts that want to make us believe that we are not capable of changing, that we are still the same. That is a dirt lie from the enemy!

We are not a slave anymore, our old habits and thoughts does not defines us anymore. We can say “no” to temptation and sins that used to rule over us! God’s grace makes us able to walk according to His Word, embracing the freedom that Jesus already conquered for us!

“Lord, I am so grateful for your forgiveness and redemption for me! Show me how to put my freedom in practice! Help me to stay away from the old things that used to ruled over me! In Jesus name, amem.” (From “Strong” dovotional, by Lisa Bevere)

I hope that encourages you to surrender all your burdens to Jesus! Whether sins, battles, tempations or voices of accusation inside your head. He can handle it! Just be honest with Him and ask for help. He is always willing to rescue us and walk with us, side by side!

You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love (…)

“So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whateveryou want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.” (Galatins 5:13-18)

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2

Abraçando o dom da liberdade!

É é para a liberdade que Cristo nos libertou. Mantenham-se firmes, então, e não se deixem sobrecarregar novamente por um jugo de escravidão.” (Gálatas 5:1)

Olá querido leitor! Como você tem passado? Hoje quero refletir um pouco sobre o que significa ser livre! Espero que essa reflexão te abençoe!

O dom da liberdade que Jesus conquistou para nós na cruz é definitivo e completo. Tomamos posse dele no exato momento em que confessamos Jesus como nosso Senhor e Salvador! Porém, a prática desta vida de liberdade se desenvolve gradativamente, pois precisamos aprender, dia após dia com as Escrituras, que somos novas criaturas em Cristo! Agora somos filhos e filhas de Seu Reino.

O que costumávamos praticar e amar no passado, nossa antiga identidade, não nos pertence mais. É um desafio diário abraçar essa nova vida de liberdade, porque é nossa mentalidade que orienta nossas ações e decisões.

Se Cristo já nos libertou da escravidão dos pecados e do fardo da acusação (e Ele o fez!), então devemos viver de acordo com esse novo padrão!

Dia após dia, devemos optar por nos livrar dessas vozes de acusação dentro de nossas cabeças e daquelas que nos cercam. Há, aqueles velhos pensamentos que ainda querem nos fazer acreditar que não somos capazes de mudar, que ainda somos os mesmos. Isso é uma mentira do inimigo!

Não somos mais escravos, nossos velhos hábitos e pensamentos não nos definem mais. Podemos dizer “não” à tentação e aos pecados que costumavam nos dominar! A graça de Deus nos torna capazes de andar de acordo com a Sua Palavra, abraçando a liberdade que Jesus já conquistou para nós!

“Senhor, sou muito grata por seu perdão e redenção entregues a mim! Mostre-me como colocar minha liberdade em prática! Ajude-me a ficar longe das velhas coisas que costumavam governar minha vida! Em nome de Jesus, amem.” (Do devocional “Strong”, de Lisa Bevere)

Espero que isso o encoraje a entregar todos os seus fardos a Jesus! Sejam pecados, batalhas, tentações ou vozes de acusação dentro de sua cabeça. Ele pode lidar com isso! Apenas seja honesto com Ele e peça ajuda. Ele está sempre disposto a nos resgatar e caminhar conosco, lado a lado!

Vocês, meus irmãos e irmãs, foram chamados para serem livres. Mas não usem sua liberdade para satisfazer a carne; em vez disso, sirvam uns aos outros humildemente em amor (…)

“Então eu digo, ande pelo Espírito, e você não satisfará os desejos da carne. 17 Pois os desejos da carne o que é contrário ao Espírito, e o Espírito o que é contrário à carne. Eles estão em conflito um com o outro, para que você não faça o que quiser. 18 Mas se você for guiado pelo Espírito, você não está sob a lei.” (Gálatas 5:13-18)