Good Monday afternoon, my friends! How was your weekend? More importantly, how in the heck have you guys been? With all that has been going on in the Watson house since the start of June, I have managed to allow life to take over for a bit. Thankfully, with a great deal of planning the past 48 hours, I have taken it back by creating time in my daily schedule to do things that I enjoy most and that are important to me. Blogging and spending time with you all each week are 2 things that rank high on the lists of both. That said, lets get down to business!
Freedom… what is freedom? Wikipedia defines it as the ability to act or change without constraint. So what does freedom look like to you? Can you think of one day to day example of it? Having recently spent a few days in Florida on the beach with my family, hermit crabs come to my mind . Now I understand that hermit crabs are likely not the first thing that you think of when you think of freedom, but stay with me here.
While on vacation, my daughter, Morgan and I spent a few beautiful early mornings bayside watching these fascinating little creatures. What amazed me the most about them was just how fast each of them were and how eager they were to get back into the water . As quickly as I would pull one from the ocean floor and place it on the shore for Morgan and I to observe, it would find its way back to the water leaving a little trail in the sand behind. The process of this had Morgan and I comparing the hermit crab that she had as a pet when she was a little girl to those before us.
What we noted was that the ones that were living freely in their natural habitats appeared to be thriving, unlike her former pet crab. It was rare to see him moving, and if he did it was to grab onto the little wet sponge in his cage before returning fully to his shell. This had me thinking a lot about freedom and how the Lord gave his life for each of us to have it. Yes, he died so that we could be free in every area of our lives. My friends, I don’t know about you, but the depth of this left me over the top excited on that beautiful June morning in Destin, Florida!
With that said, for the next 3 days we will dive deeper into freedom and what that looks like for each one of us. I hope that you will join me. My prayer for you this week is that if there is anything in your life that is holding you back from living the life of freedom that he died for you to have, that you will begin to feel the weight lift until it is finally gone!
God bless you guys!