Category Archives: Freedom

IAM a New Chapter

2 Corinthians 3:2-3 The only letter of recommendation we need is you yourselves. Your lives are a letter written in our hearts; everyone can read it and recognize our good work among you. 3Clearly, you are a letter from Christ showing the result of our ministry among you. This “letter” is written not with pen and ink, but with the Spirit of the living God. It is carved not on tablets of stone, but on human hearts.
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Every person has a story. Everyone is a book unfinished. God is writing chapters in our lives everyday. At some point we all have the same moment when God writes his name on our hearts. A spiritual change happened when that page was written into the story of our lives, and our lives could never be the same afterwards. We are a love letter that is constantly being written over and over again. The new chapters are taking place in your heart and spirit.

The purpose of letters and books is that they are to be read by others. We are a testimony to others of what the Spirit of God can do in the lives of people. God has a purpose to show the rest of the world what could be done with his special amazing people. Your unique story of transformation and redemption is a love story to be shared with others. The amazing circumstances by which you were brought from death to life are a testimony to the world about the amazing God that loves us.

The purification and finishing process that you are going through right now is a letter that others will read about and find hope and inspiration. There are people dead in their lives that are hoping that God is real. There are people in spiritual, emotional, physical bondage that want to know if true love in God really exists. You give hope to others that life can be an amazing love story. We live, dance, sing and love with passion as a response to the amazing love that we receive. And then that passion starts to pour into other people’s lives in all that you do.

2 Corinthians 3:16-18 But whenever someone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17 For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.

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God starts a new chapter of life when someone chooses to enter in a relationship with God. The veil of doubts, lies and insecurities are taken away. Their love story begins in their hearts as well. They invite the spirit of God into their hearts to set them free from the ways of sin and death. Then they along with you reflect the Glory of God. As we reflect and shine the light of God into the world, we are more than just mirrors; we are being transformed to be more and more like God.

Friend: You are not some cheap circular that gets thrown in with the junk mail. You are not a minor footnote. You are an amazing best selling hit! Your story of love and freedom is a testimony that shines God’s glorious character so that others can have the same hope and life.

IAM a Love Story
IAM a Unique book that has never been written
IAM Transformed by the Spirit of God
IAM Set free to love God
IAM a New Chapter

Freedom
William Matthews, Christa Black Gifford,  Matthew Sparks

Verse 1:
You came to set the captives free
You came to bring us liberty
My sin and my rejection met
Your blood and my acceptance
Now I’m alive to bring You praise

Chorus:
Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom
Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom
Every chain is broken through You, Jesus
Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom

Whoa oh, oh, oh

Verse 2:
Your blood has covered every sin
Your grace empowers me to win
My pain and my oppression met
Your blood and my acceptance
Now I’m alive to bring You praise

Bridge:
I’m free I’m free, I’m free to dance and sing
I’m free, I’m free, I’m free to shout it out
I’m free, I’m free, I’m free to dance and sing
I’m free, I’m free, I’m free to worship You I’m gonna worship you

IAM Adopted

EPH 1:4-8 NLT Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son.  He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding.

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It’s hard for me to fully understand the depth of God’s heart and mind.  It’s my limitation because my mind is just not developed enough to understand or even have the capacity to think back that far.  I am starting to forget things that happened to me as a child.  The mind of our God is so much greater.  Even before the world began, God loved you and me.  That’s a very very very long time ago.
Not only did God love us, but he chose us to be in relationship with him.  It was premeditated adoption, through Jesus Christ.

God chose you!  He picked you out!  Out of all the humans that have lived on this earth througout the history of man, God wanted you to be in relationship with him. That choice was based in God’s kindness and grace.

I think I know a purpose for genealogies in the bible.  So and so begat so and so.. etc.  And how they trace all the way back to Adam.  He had a purpose and plan for you and me, even in the Garden of Eden.  It was deliberate and thought out.  Moses was adopted for a special purpose by the daughter of the Pharaoh.  It may not matter how you were born into this life or the circumstances, it’s more important whose loving royal family you have been adopted into today.  All the history of the world has been waiting for you since before the world began.

I want to encourage you with the powerful truth in your identity.  You are a chosen member adopted into God’s family purchased through Jesus.  An adoption is not cheap, and our adoption into God’s family was very costly.  Jesus’ blood was the cost to free us from death.  That’s what God went through for us.  That’s how important you are!

If someone asked you today: “Who are you?”  Can you answer in confidence that question?
I am a Child of the King.

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Answering that question with confidence brings power and posture through wisdom and understanding.
Power to live with the full confidence in knowing who you are.
You don’t have to spend any mental time on the what if’s and questions about direction.
You are moving full steam ahead into your destiny

Posture is your stance and mojo. It affects your language and prayers.  When we pray, we know we are talking to our Daddy.  When we speak with others about who God is, we can speak with first hand knowledge of what we know deep down.  Not just what we heard from someone else.  It’s time to live boldly in our identity.

It’s mirror time again! Look at your beautiful face in the mirror or selfie camera and proclaim the truth with me today!
IAM Chosen
IAM Loved
IAM Adopted into God’s Family
IAM a Child of the King
IAM Purchased into Freedom
IAM Holy and Without Fault in God’s Eyes

Tim Hughes  Holding Nothing Back

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I am chosen, I am free
I am Living for eternity
Free now forever

You picked me up, turned me around
You set my feet on solid ground
Yours now forever

And nothing’s gonna hold me back
Nothing’s gonna hold me back
Nothing’s gonna hold me back

My chains fell off
My heart was free
I’m alive to live for you
I’m alive to live for you
Amazing Love, how can it be?
You give everything for me
You give everything for me
Everything

You washed my sin and shame away
The slate is clean: a brand new day,
Free now forever

Now boldly I approach your throne
To claim this crown through Christ my own
Yours now forever

And nothing’s gonna hold me back
Nothing’s gonna hold me back
Nothing’s gonna hold me back

My chains fell off
My heart was free
I’m alive to live for you
I’m alive to live for you
Amazing Love, how can it be?
You give everything for me
You give everything for me

I’m free to live
Free to give
Free to be

I’m free to love you

IAM Awesome

Hi, I had to get this down in words today.  It’s a creed, a manifesto, a war cry.   A summary, but not the end.

IAM Victorious
I have supreme confidence in the one who gave me life
IAM Beautiful and I love myself
I see beauty in all of God’s creation
IAM skillfully and wonderfully created

My DNA is the DNA of God and so is yours
IAM loved by God, and nothing I can do can take away his Love for me
I have received deep inner healing from the wounds and lies of the world
IAM uniquely called to deliver a message of Love and Hope to all
I live my life with faith, vision and passion, never regret or excuses
IAM a Conquering Warrior
I fight for justice for those who cannot fight for themselves
Friend, my creed isn’t just for me. It’s for you too.  You have an amazing contribution to give our world, and you are the only person who is uniquely gifted to do it.  Find and become the best version of yourself.  Proclaim the truth about who you are everyday and night.  When you wake up, and when you go to sleep, look into mirror and see your beautiful face.  Smile and speak the truth to yourself and your soul. Your whole life up until this point may have been a battleground of getting beat up.  Today start the healing process inside of you.  Develop a new habit of loving and healing yourself.
I love you. I see you.
You are talented in many ways!
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IAM God’s Property

Romans 8:1-2 NLT So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.

 If you have submitted to Jesus and made a decision to let him be the Lord of your life,  then you belong to him.

And that was the first step: God’s life giving Spirit has broken the chains of sin inside of us

The father of lies wants to condemn you and attack you at your wounds.  When we allow the power of sin and lies to take a hold in our heart, that’s a pathway to death. And in the past when were not healed and living in death, that was the normal terrible cycle of lies, sin and bondage. Those lies are powerless, because of the Spirit that lives inside of us.

Let that Spirit search through you and heal you in all the deep places.
Are you willing to allow God to heal you?
I hope your identity is not in the wounded person of the past.
Let that person go!
Embrace your new identity, as a condemnation free, powerful spirit filled new creation!

There is no room for any lies in your spirit , mind, psyche and heart.

Yes!  You are healed and you are free.  So now what?

Are you happy in that?  Well, there was a purpose for your freedom.
It was to then share this amazing, healing freedom with as many people as you possibly can

JOHN 7:38 NLT Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’”

First you believe, get healed and refreshed.
Then let this river of living water flow from your heart and impact everyone you meet , everyday.
Jesus has promised us, this river of living water, all we have to do is believe in him.

(You’re the hydrant!)

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I get the privilege of encouraging you and myself with the statement IAM. I hope that the daily reinforcing of your amazing beautiful powerful identity will heal your soul.  I hope that the truth of God’s word will be burnt into your mind.  It’s my prayer for you to be 100% healed from any emptiness and wounds from the past that the enemy used to have a field day with the lies that condemn.  And not just by starting to live better and more light, but you will have the courage to speak the beautiful truth into others’ lives who don’t have the sweet salvation that gives us life.   Constantly focusing on IAM, IAM, IAM , is not self centered at all, when we take on the identity of our amazing creator. We are, because God is the great IAM.

First you, then the world.

 I encourage, look in the mirror and proclaim the truth! Sing it in our shower, if that’s your thing!

We are God’s Property.
IAM a Child of The King
IAM an Heir to the Kingdom
IAM a Warrior in God’s Army
IAM Justified
IAM Healed
IAM Bulletproof against any lies
IAM Free from the sins of the past
IAM God’s messenger of healing and freedom
IAM a River of Life showering all around me with God’s Love

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