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Spirit of the Lord is Freedom

  • 2015 14 Aug
Spirit of the Lord is Freedom


When we think of freedom in the terms of relationships. we usually attach it to the absence of control from someone or something.  A person can choose healthy behaviors over unhealthy behaviors.  The indication of freedom in a relationship is two healthy people who take responsibility for their own actions.  The ultimate freedom is a relationship with the Spirit of the Lord.  True freedom is not the absence of a habit or behavior, but the presence of someone.  When you allow the Spirit of the Lord to free you, you look beyond the habits and irritations of another and see yourself through the eyes of freedom.

(2 Corinthians 3:17) Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.


Dr. David Hawkins is the director of the Marriage Recover Center where he counsels couples in distress. He is the author of over 30 books, including Dealing With the CrazyMakers in Your Life90 Days to a Fantastic Marriage, and When Pleasing Others is Hurting You. Dr. Hawkins grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and lives with his wife on the South Puget Sound where he enjoys sailing, biking, and skiing. He has active practices in two Washington cities. You can also find Dr. Hawkins on Facebook and TwitterDr. Hawkins offers a free, 20 minute consultation, with requests sent to his email address at [email protected]. Also, remember his guarantee at The Marriage Recovery Center: 3 Days To A New Marriage, Guaranteed!