Real Freedom

…he thought he was seeing a vision.  Acts 12:1-17   It is possible to look upon something and think that it can’t be real when in fact it is, such as unforeseen opportunities. Unless you act on what seems a reality you may never know that it was in fact real until it’s too late. The freedom to act is a gift. When our time comes, may wisdom in Love be our guide to use such a gift. Real freedom is making the right choice out of love for God and not one’s self.

If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.  John 8:21-32

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We Can’t Always Handle It

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth…  John 16:1-15  Let’s face it! We don’t always want all truth. We can’t always handle it. Truth not only reveals the external it also reveals the internal: the situations surrounding us as well as our own situation; the tales of others and tales of the inner-self. In one moment of truth Peter didn’t want to hear that he would cower in his knowledge of Christ before his accusers. That one moment however, did not define the rest of Peter’s life. There is no one physical moment (and there will be many!), that will totally define ours. When the Spirit of truth comes, it uses us even when we are not quite ready, not at our expense but rather for our benefit, so that we can confront ourselves as to who we say we are, and allow the Spiritual moment of truth to guide us forward as we begin to live into who God has called us to be, for the Glory of His name.