I recently asked God to show me how to walk in freedom. The truth is, if we believe in Jesus’ death and resurrection, we are free, but how do we actually live free? This is a big question. Big enough that countless books have been written to help us explore and unpack this idea of living free.
I’ve been reading the book Wild and Free by Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan.They talk about what freedom is, what it looks like and practical ways to live wild and free. Since starting this book the word freedom has been coming up everywhere. He is so faithful to provide the wisdom we seek.
In my own not-so-quiet time (toddlers, am I right?), I’ve been sitting in the book of John and recently came across this passage:
“If you abide in my word then you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32
One way to live free is to abide in His word. It’s only been in the last few years that I’ve really come to love and appreciate God’s word, rather than seeing it as another chore on my to-do list. I’ve transitioned from a grin-and-bear-it, Bible-reader to a take-my-Bible-with-me-everywhere, Bible-lover.
Maybe you long to have a love for God’s word and a deeper relationship with Him, or maybe you carry your Bible around with you wherever you go. Either way, I would like to share some of the resources I use and the journey I traveled to abiding in the Word. My hope is it will help you start, or continue, your own journey.
In this three part series I’ll cover:
- Where to start
- Journaling as a way to dig deeper
- Resources I’ve found helpful along the way
I’m so excited for you to join me on this journey to living free.
“So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, ‘If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.'”