17 "Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom."
2 Corinthians 3:17 (NIV)
How's this for a stack of weights?
Need we add more?
These things indeed weigh a life down way more than being 30 pounds overweight will hinder an accomplished player in competition. Oh how we'd love to be free from this, to shed this kind of weight!
Athlete, God offers a weight-loss program that's sure to lighten the load. It's through His Spirit, working within. The Spirit attacks our burdens through His simple presence and the real truth He brings. The Spirit points us to the Word, to Jesus, and casts light that lightens. This Spirit brings freedom from bondages that build up in our lives. The Spirit brings laser-like, “Aha!” moments when we see ourselves and our situations way more clearly, as we ought, so we know what to do. Quiet weights that have slowly sucked the life out of us vanish through God's Spirit instructing and guiding.
You got build up? You in bondage to any of the above? Need a really good weight-loss program? Look to the Spirit of the Lord. Find Him and you'll find freedom. Follow the Spirit and a great weight loss follows too. "Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." Apply that to your weighted life!
Prayer to consider today: Spirit of the Living God, grant freedom and release to me. I don't want to compete in life overweight. I want no burden to stick but that of following You. In Your presence is fullness of joy and freedom from all that weighs me down (Psalm 16:11). Lighten and enlighten me. Keep me in Your weightless presence. Amen.