What does it cost to be free? What does it feel like to be free… free like a river.
Fear, shame, guilt, anxiety… these things take over our peace. Once our peace is gone, we become clogged or stagnant. Have you ever noticed how algae tends to thrive in water that is not flowing. If the algae is not cleaned, fish or other living creatures will soon die.
This is often the case with our lives. We let things come into our life & then instead of dealing with it and cleaning out the waste we tend to dwell on it. Before too long it starts to take over parts of our life a little bit at a time and before long we can feel stuck and not even realise how and when we got there.
To have peace is to be free. Free from all that holds us back from living the life we are intended to live. Most often than not we are the greatest obstacle in our life, we create fear, nurture the fear through our thoughts and behaviour and then we eventually let it take over our lives.
If today you are looking for peace, peace that flows like a river, peace that gives you rest, peace that passes all understanding. Then perhaps it is time to clean out the fear, the doubt, shame etc and let Jesus the prince of peace enter your heart.
Peace is having the confidence that you are not alone but most importantly believing that God the father has you in His hand and He will not let go. May the peace of Jesus rule in your heart, captivate your spirit and lighten your load.
The price for freedom is surrendering fear of the unknown to an all knowing God.