by Sandra Allen Lovelace           @SandraALovelace           #WallflowerWomen

Sometimes I identify with the Hebrew slaves in Egypt. No matter how hard they tried or how hard they worked, their circumstances never eased and they couldn’t find relief. As a matter of fact, their situation became increasingly unbearable. Life can feel like that. Right?

Think long days and short nights, unending demands and impossible deadlines, non-existent respect and constant threats. Thankfully God didn’t leave His people to perish under the pharaohs. He hasn’t abandoned us to our 21st century bondage either.

The same divine devotion and deliverance are mine . . . and yours.

On the day of the burning bush, God let Moses know He’d seen the suffering and heard the cries of His people. That He was there to deliver them and take them into a place of provision.* He also pointed out that it wasn’t because the Hebrews were special on their own. He simply loved them and was keeping His promise.** [emphases mine throughout]

God made good on His Old Testament commitment by taking His people to Canaan, and He extended the evidence of His faithfulness in to the New Testament.

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.***

For He [God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ] rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins****.

God continues to love and keep His promise today.

We may not be wrapped in ropes and chains, but building our value and worth on the opinions of others is as debilitating and cruel. I can report that every time I compare such things to the Truth of Scripture, the shackles fall off and He sets me free. And He grants the strength and security I need to persevere in my Romans 12:2 transformation.

It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery*****.

What’s holding you back from walking in the freedom God designed you for?
Share a brief description and I will pray for you.

I pray the verses and song below encourage your heart.

Stepping out with expectancy,

  Sandra

*Exodus 3:7-9, Acts 7:34, NASB unless otherwise noted
**Deuteronomy 7:7-9
***John 3:16
****Colossians 1:13
*****Galatians 5:1

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    1. Thank you for the comment, Melissa. I wonder when it will stop surprising me that the Lord leads me to topics that meet needs. 😉

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