“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”
2 Corinthians 3:17 NIV
God did not create us to live under the worries and burdens of this fallen world. If we insist on prioritizing our circumstances over God, we will be discouraged and defeated. It means we have allowed the devil a foothold in our hearts and minds. He is the great deceiver and can keep us distracted for as long as we allow…the Spirit of the Lord brings freedom from evil. Freedom from worldly pursuits and values. Peace comes from choosing God first and giving all of our worries to Him…it doesn’t mean we sit and do nothing. We step up and strive to know Him and to make Him known to others. We speak the truth with kindness and respect. Every part of our lives every day can flow from knowing God and His Word. Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom. May God’s peace be with you. Amen.
“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh[a]; rather, serve one another humbly in love.”
Galatians 5:13 NIV
(This photo was taken in July of 2021 in Rocky Moutain National Park in Colorado)