This Year – Be Set Free

“Oh my son and daughter, set your face to look at Me. Turn your eyes away from what you see. Place your faith in knowing only Me. For I have come….yes, I have come to set you free.” SK 
In 1986 as I was walking along a beach in Florida God gave me a song in my heart.  Here is a portion of the chorus:  “I am come that you might live abundantly….I am come that you might live your life for Me. I am come that you might live abundantly. I am come, oh I am come to set you free.” 
Here are a few hints to start your year living free in Him:
1. Remember – Your battle is not against people who have wronged you or who are gossiping about you. The battle is spiritual. “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.” 
2. Don’t rely on your own natural ability. The battle is the Lord’s – not yours. Allow that to take some of the pressure from you. 
3. Life and Death are in the power of the tongue; be cognizant this year of the words you speak and the power they hold 
4. Change your thoughts; change your words; and tell God you are willing to let His power change your life. “Take every thought captive to the obedience of Jesus Christ.” 
5. Read the book of Ephesians with me this month, and begin to learn about your inheritance. You will be reminded that our struggle is not against flesh and blood; the wrestling is in the spirit. And you have a huge inheritance in Him! 
6. Remember – Jesus is the Truth (John 14:6). Knowing the Truth will set one at liberty-free from sin, free from condemnation, and free from death (Romans 6:22; 8:1-2). Jesus came to proclaim liberty to the captives (Luke 4:18). “Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God” (1 Peter 2:16, ESV). 
7. Remember the Three P’s as some of your mightiest weapons for this year: 
A. Proclamation – Proclaim His name and how He has set you free! 
B. Plenty of Thanksgiving – Daily give Him thanks for all He has done! 
C. Praise – Praise the name of God with a song in your heart!

Psalm 100:4 “Enter His gates with thanksgiving, And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him; proclaim and bless His name.”
Pastor Sherry