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Sweet Freedom - Week of December 23

  • 2019 Dec 23


Week 52

Slay the Grasshopper

All the people we saw there are of great size.... We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them. >Numbers 13:32b–33b

Some people think they’re giants; others think they’re nothing at all. The former displeases God. The latter doesn’t tickle His fancy, either. God can’t use a person who plays small and constantly says, “I’m not worthy, Lord,” anymore than He can use one who says, “Step aside! I got this, Lord.” He wants people who declare, “I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.” Translation: “I can do this, but only through You, Jesus.”

If we want to achieve things for God, we need courage, and courage comes from strength. If we belittle ourselves and take a “woe is me” attitude, we send off a weakness vibe that’s not going to win any battles. People tend to view you as you view yourself. View yourself as prayer warrior for God.

Sweet Freedom in Action

Today, reflect on the true nature of humility. Saying you’re a nobody is not the absence of pride; it’s the absence of truth, because you are God’s creation! Take joy and comfort in that! God knows you can do anything through Him. When you say otherwise, you’re saying you know better than God. And that, my friend, is actually just another form of pride. God wants you to be the height of His earthly creation—a faithful man or a faithful woman. Embrace that and serve Him with courage.

offerIn Sweet Freedom, Sarah Palin invites you to draw strength and inspiration from 260 meditations based on guiding Biblical verses. You are not alone in your doubts and anxieties—we all bear the burdens of everyday stresses, and for most of us, our concerns spread beyond our selves to our families, communities, and country. But Palin shows that with abiding faith, and by opening ourselves to the truths that have saved mankind for generations, we can thrive—and experience true freedom.

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