Thursday, September 1, 2011

The gift of Free

On Monday, over 2,200 people downloaded, The Sounds of Night, for free. You know what was most amazing about that? Most of the downloads were from countries that don't have the religious freedom we have here in the United States. Think of just how free we are. Let it soak in.
May we remember all the men and women that work each day to allow us to write blogs, speak our minds, attend church, and BELIEVE. See, the power of free goes beyond giveaways and book downloads. It has a point of origination in time. It soaks through as the color RED. It spills and floods hearts and minds that allow it to reside there. Freedom is only found through Christ and it links us straight to God Himself.
 Do you struggle with belief? Is it hard for you to get Christ's infinite love tucked in your mind and heart?  I struggle some days too. Sometimes it's hard to look at my imperfections and see myself through the RED. Yet, it doesn't change the reality that I'm covered in God's grace because Christ is my Lord. My doubt is covered. Your doubt is covered in spilled blood. The disciples were filled with doubt. The very men that God chose, the 12 imperfect men, that Jesus appointed to carry the gospel through the ages, were doubters. They struggled with the notion of free. They struggled with receiving the power of Christ.

See, what Jesus said to Thomas in John 14:5-7: "Thomas said to Him, "Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?" Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him." The gift of free. It starts in Christ. I pray that you will take your free gift and tuck it inside today.


Angela Mackey said...

Beautiful friend!

Karen Jordan said...

Good word, Jessica! Congrats on the success with your App.

Sinval Santos da Silveira said...

Maravilhoso presente de DEUS !! Tudo ficará bem com voce e seus bebes lindos. Abraços Sinval

Liane said...

Yes, it can be hard when you feel like you're the only one struggling. People don't like to talk about their struggles, but sometimes it is what encourages: no one is alone. Struggle is real, but God loves us despite of it. Thank God for His grace. He knew it all, and then did it all. Now we can be all that He has for us. That is indeed grace!

Warren Baldwin said...

We certainly need to be thinking of those who provide our freedom to write, express ourselves, etc.

I'm not sure what the free download is, but I'll check it out.

Good post.