Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be
entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
There are no more grips of sin’s curse when I fall into the grace of God! That’s the freedom that God has given to all that believe in Him.
There are things that I held on to for years that had strongholds on me. At that time I was definitely a child of the bondwoman. I lived as the world lived. Sinfully. As far as I could tell, though, I was alright. I was a “good girl”. I was obedient to my parents, I didn’t stay out too late, I didn’t curse, I didn’t do drugs and alcohol. I even went to church. I felt that I had some sort of moral compass. I thought that I knew right from wrong. I wasn’t a hellion, but I was headed straight to hell and didn’t know it.
The knowledge of God’s love and forgiveness hadn’t penetrated my heart until later in life. I had already been married for almost 4 years before I realized that I was free to be better.
My life was spread open and God’s Spirit was poured into me.
My desire was/is to always be the wife that God designed me to be. From the beginning of my marriage I wanted to serve my husband in any way that he needed. Since I now have freedom to be better, I serve my husband more readily and as unto the Lord (Colossians 3:23).
I’d known from the conception of my first child that I would nourish and protect all of my children. Since I now have freedom to be better, God has shown me ways to impart wisdom to my children from His word. My children are nourished and protected by the Almighty. Psalm 91 is our staple when it comes to being reminded of God’s protection.
I am proof that freedom is the chance to be better. I am certainly a work in progress, but I would never have it any other way. The Bible is the ultimate self-help resource that I will glean from to be better.