When we do what we want to do

There can be rebellion in our wings,

But when we do what we ought to do

There’s freedom from within.

Freedom isn’t always external

Because circumstances can keep us bound,

But rather it’s the hidden beauty in the heart

Where liberty is found.

Our definition of freedom can be misleading

Because although we’re not imprisoned,

If we’re harbouring bitterness or unforgiveness

We’re in a spiritual prison.

Freedom is found within the soul

Through our mind, will and emotions,

When hope is intertwined with trust

And when faith is put in motion.

Jesus sets us free

In more ways we could imagine,

And the Holy Spirit reveals true freedom

Through Christ’s sacrifice and passion.

When we’re free

We’re no longer bound by fear,

But hand our anxieties over to God

Where His truth we desire to hear.

Freedom is found in servanthood

And in all selfless of ways,

When it’s sincere and filled with integrity

Where true motives will remain.

Freedom is found in forgiveness

As we’re forgiven and we forgive,

When we confess our sins to the Lord

And for God we choose to live.

When we’re free

It is by God’s sovereign grace,

As the shackles are removed within

And true liberty is faced.

True freedom is shaped like a cross

Where our sin was dealt with by Christ,

Who reconciles us to the Father

As we’re made precious in His sight.

(C) P.B. 2021

“Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.”  Galatians 5:1

“For we through the Spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.”  Galatians 5:5

“For you brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.”  Galatians 5:13

“Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.”  John 8:36

“And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave – just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”  Matthew 20:27-28

“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”  Matthew 6:14-15

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