Today I celebrate my 42nd year of life on this earth. I celebrate another year of God's blessings and favor. However I'm celebrating so much more than just another year of life. This year I'm celebrating the joy that comes from walking in freedom in Christ.
I'm no longer burdened by the endless checklists and rules. I'm no longer tormented by the thoughts that I'm not good enough, smart enough, disciplined enough, or "Christian" enough. My past mistakes no longer haunt me or paralyze me. My weaknesses no longer shame me. My inadequacies no longer define me.
I have broken the chains of legalistic religion and my delight is in walking in obedience to my Heavenly Father. I begin each day with the mindset of pleasing my God above anyone else. He is the one whose plan I want to follow. He is the one whose voice I want to hear. He is the one whose love sustains me. It never changes and never fails.
In Christ I am complete, whole, blameless, righteous, pure, forgiven and redeemed. Nothing that this world has to offer me will ever come close to satisfying my soul. I no longer strive to fill my life with stuff to find satisfaction and fulfillment.
I know that.....
True satisfaction is only found in Christ. True joy is only found in a life lived for the glory of Jesus Christ. True peace is only found when Christ is enough.
I am a Christian, a wife, a mom, a VBS crafter, a coupon clipper, a thrift store shopper, a football fan, a cook, a student of the Bible and an avid reader.