aims to offer the most compelling biblically-based content to Christians on their walk with Jesus. is your online destination for all areas of Christian Living – faith, family, fun, and community. Each category is further divided into areas important to you and your Christian faith including Bible study, daily devotions, marriage, parenting, movie reviews, music, news, and more.

Intersection of Life and Faith

<< Living Free Every Day

Living Free - February 29, 2016

  • 2016 Feb 29

Today's Scripture

"You were cleansed from your sins when you obeyed the truth, so now you must show sincere love to each other as brothers and sisters. Love each other deeply with all your heart." - 1 Peter 1:22 NLT (Suggested reading 1 Peter 1:17-23)

Thoughts for Today

With God's help and an understanding of family influences, we do not have to repeat the mistakes of our parents and grandparents. Jesus can break the chain of dysfunction.

As we believe and obey God's truth, his cleansing power will help us develop godly behavior patterns.

Consider this  

It is interesting to trace our family tree and even do generational behavior studies; however, freedom comes first by being "born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God." 1 Peter 1:23 NIV To live a life free from enslaving hand-me-downs, it is imperative to walk out God's behavior patterns.

After trusting Jesus to set you free from the negative influences in your past, begin spending more time with him in prayer and more time renewing your mind by studying the Bible and meditating on it. Ask Jesus to help you develop new positive behavior patterns that are pleasing to him. Patterns filled with his love.


Father, thank you for setting me free of the hand-me-downs that were affecting my life so adversely. Help me be faithful in studying your Word and allowing it to renew my mind. And may all these changes be reflected in new behavior patterns that are pleasing to you. In Jesus' name...  



PO Box 22127 ~ Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421 ~ 423-899-4770
© Living Free 2007. Living Free is a registered trademark. Living Free Every Day devotionals may be reproduced for personal use. When reproduced to share with others, please acknowledge the source as Living Free, Chattanooga, TN. Must have written permission to use in any format to be sold. Permission may be requested by sending e-mail to
[email protected].