Do you ever take the Freedom to do what you really want to do and not just do what you feel you should be doing or feel obligated to do?
I had a Dream in which I prayed over a lady, holding her close to comfort her. She was so troubled and perplexed and lost to what she felt she should be doing.
I told her to take the Freedom to do what she wanted to do — like to sit in the shade and drink a lemonade, take a bath, and relax, read a book, just do what she wanted — and trust that God would lead her in these moments.
He would show her how to draw close to Him, and as she relaxed, He would speak to her.
Many are so bogged down with obligations of what they should be doing that they never allow their true self, emotions, thoughts, or heart lead them in what they would like to do. We need to learn to be honest with The LORD.
I don’t like birthdays or holidays, because with them comes obligations — people are expecting to receive from you even if it isn’t the timing of The LORD to bless others.
I try very hard not to do obligations, like in the Church, where you have the holy days of obligation.
Who the Son sets free is free indeed, and Jesus has set us free to do what The Holy Spirit leads us to do.
Many do things to be seen of man, to win friends, to give to get something in return, but God wants us to freely give, because we have freely received from Him.
We give out of the love of God flowing through our heart by His leading. If He doesn’t lead me in times expected, I don’t move.
We must trust The LORD to remove out of our heart any hindrance to serving others like selfishness, apathy, complacency, unforgiveness, pride, etc., and deliver us of anything causing us to do those things out of escapism, addiction, habits that eat up our time, idleness, vanity, or whatever.
This is the day The LORD has made — let us rejoice and be glad in it, and rest in that He began a good and perfecting work in us, and He is faithful to complete it!
Man likes to control, but Jesus sets us free!
Many have gotten so burned out doing those things that are expected of them, thinking they are serving The LORD, such that they neglect ever having the quiet time with Him which He desires for us to have.
Beware of having works mentality — and rest in His Grace and Truth!
~ Yolanda Ballard
Yolanda Ballard of At The Father’s Feet website, shares with you, the body of Christ, the words she’s received quietly sitting at The Father’s feet. I believe Jesus set the example for us to follow. Whenever He could He would come apart from the busyness of the world so that He could quiet Himself before The Father, for that is where He received direction and strength to carry out His will.