A month of freedom (31 freedom thoughts)

A month of daily freedom thoughts to help you recover & maintain your freedom:

1) Freedom without meaning & purpose wanders in despair.

2) True freedom is the power to do right, even when you want to do wrong.

3) Freedom of the body is not enough. Souls need freedom, too!

4) When we’re captured & controlled by our cravings, freedom slips away.

5) The hardest place to obtain freedom is in your mind.

6) Freedom is when our desire to show that we care, overcomes our need to impress.

7) Is a nation that overflows with anger, violence, addiction, depression, & crime, really free?

8) Freedom is found when we begin to obey our conscience & to ignore the enslaving seductions of our culture.

9) Freedom’s not the rights to do what we want; but the wants to do what is right!

10) Unbridled freedom leads to unsettled & unhappy circumstances.

11) No on can be really free until she/he has inner peace.

12) Outward freedom is often used to medicate inner bondage instead of overcoming it.

13) To get your soul right with God is to step out of bondage & into freedom!

14) The one who lives on her/his knees before God, is free to stand with bold love before people.

15) External freedom + internal bondage = personal & societal chaos.

16) The free person is the one who refuses to follow evil thoughts.

17) If you’re caught in a thought or behavior, Jesus can break your chains.

18) Freedom’s just another word for victory over negative desires, thoughts, & emotions.

19) Without the inner freedom to forgive, we get caught in the bondage of bitterness.

20) It’s hard for people to get free from bondage that they enjoy.

21) The amazing freedom to change the direction of your life, does you no good unless you use it.

22) It’s sad to have political freedom yet still be stuck in inner bondage.

23) Jesus unlocked & opened the door to your jail cell. Will you exit it?

24) The ability to feel what you want to feel is an important & realistic freedom that we can all strive for–attitude-engineering.

25) The freedom to think before we speak is often ignored.

26) Like all freedom, the freedom to align with Christ is costly.

27) Open, heart-felt sharing in caring community releases freedom.

28) The rarest freedom is the freedom to avoid thinking, saying, or doing wrong.

29) A comfort zone often feels like freedom; but it may be bondage.

30) What then is freedom? The power to consistently hear & obey your conscience!

31) Too many people celebrate freedom from conscience when what we really need is the courage to obey our conscience!

A few bonus thoughts to help keep your freedom going into the next month (BE FREE WITHIN):

B) Be an inner freedom-fighter. Always go all out to win your inner battles!

E) The more elaborate & restrictive a gathering may be, the less freedom of expression.

F) There’s no freedom to swim, unless you get in the water. Christ’s living water is beckoning!

R) License / Freedom / Legalism — (Notice that freedom is balanced in the middle.)

E) True freedom is a personal battle everyone must either choose to fight or ignore.

E) License exchanges freedom for bondage to our own desires & compulsions.

W) Let Jesus change your chains into change-agents of freedom!

I) Give yourself the freedom to live a better life, no matter what others think.

T) It’s amazingly liberating when you refuse to take offense at what others may say and/or do to you.

H) Fear and inner freedom don’t mix.

I) Freedom is to be so caught up in Christ & His cause that you forget about yourself.

N) If you have lies to protect, then you’re really not free!

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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One Response to A month of freedom (31 freedom thoughts)

  1. sherwood8028 says:

    Haven’t heard from you in a long time. I trust you are doing well.

    If you don’t mind, I will add you to my mailing list. (Or not, I am not sure I can understand the address I am reading – in my attempt to respond.) I know I will be copying some of your wisdom as we move on.

    Sherwood MacRae

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