Tuesday, November 08, 2011

the truth sets you free

i once read about a boy who was on a once-in-a-lifetime vacation.
he had brought a 35mm camera with him to capture memories of his trip.
with one roll of film, he didn't follow the instructions.
by the time his forty exposures were up,
he realized there was something wrong.
by then it was too late.
he had taken forty shots on the same frame.
he'd never get those shots again!
the boy was free to ignore the instructions,
but the end result was super frustrating.

we have instructions god has revealed to us in his word.
they aren't oppressive or burdensome.
they are the only way our lives can operate smoothly and effectively.
to ignore these instructions, these truths, only leads to bondage, failure and frustration.

by letting the truth of christ
find expression in our lives,
we can be free to live and grow
and become all we were meant to be!

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  1. So true!

    The tower at the university of Texas has that scripture on it and even though most of the students didn't understand what it was saying, it was such a great reminder to remember God's truth above all else!

  2. okay, hannah. I can say God spoke that for me today! Wow, just exactly what I was praying about this morning. How I need to be in God's word more and more and more. How I need to read the instructions that I have right before me.

    Thank you for that Psalm yesterday. And thank you allowing God to use your blog to touch hearts minds and souls.

    blessings. Amy

  3. Wow. This is so true in my life right now. It is amazing what happens when you walk in His light. When I am reminded of this I feel the weight of the world lift.

    Great post!!!

  4. Love it! Thanks for the encouragement (as always!)

  5. oh you are so right! thank you so much for sharing :)

  6. yes, thanks for the encouragement. i need a nudge {whack} to walk in the light.

  7. Ohhhh, I feel the frustration for that sad boy! Suck!!

    Great story.