Free to…Live and Love

This month we’re on a freedom journey. We’re learning to find and enjoy freedom in our lives.  Today we’re talking about living and loving not just our lives but ourselves.  We live in an amazing world-a world where we can try different things, meet different people and all love different things.  Some of us come together over our loves, like those at Comic-Con recently, and some of us prefer to enjoy our love in private.  Whether you enjoy connecting with others or love in private, today I hope you’ll learn to live and love.

Life is most enjoyable when you’re loving what you do, who you’re with and where you are.  You may still be trying to find the things and people you love, so I encourage you to not give up.  It’s totally worth the whole journey and you deserve to enjoy your life.

Don’t be ashamed by what you love.  It’s natural to feel a bit embarrassed if you like something a little strange, like a different food combination.  But at the end of the day, as we’ve said many times, it’s not their happiness that really matters, it’s yours.

While that may be true, finding your love in life will help to strengthen your relationships, or help you find the right ones.  If you’ve been with someone because of a common love, that’s an important bond between you, and as you grow together you’ll find other common loves.  If you discover your love for painting and open an art studio, you’ll connect with others in the art world and find your journey supported.

Life is a journey.  What you love now you may not love in 5 years.  What you love now may last a lifetime though.  The beauty of life is that you have the ability to change and move as life leads.  I encourage you to spend time today with the people and things you love.


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    Psalm 27 (NKJV)

    27 The Lord is my light and my salvation;
    Whom shall I fear?
    The Lord is the strength of my life;
    Of whom shall I be afraid?
    2 When the wicked came against me
    To eat up my flesh,
    My enemies and foes,
    They stumbled and fell.
    3 Though an army may encamp against me,
    My heart shall not fear;
    Though war may rise against me,
    In this I will be confident.

    4 One thing I have desired of the Lord,
    That will I seek:
    That I may dwell in the house of the Lord
    All the days of my life,
    To behold the beauty of the Lord,
    And to inquire in His temple.
    5 For in the time of trouble
    He shall hide me in His pavilion;
    In the secret place of His tabernacle
    He shall hide me;
    He shall set me high upon a rock.

    6 And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me;
    Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle;
    I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.

    7 Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice!
    Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
    8 When You said, “Seek My face,”
    My heart said to You, “Your face, Lord, I will seek.”
    9 Do not hide Your face from me;
    Do not turn Your servant away in anger;
    You have been my help;
    Do not leave me nor forsake me,
    O God of my salvation.
    10 When my father and my mother forsake me,
    Then the Lord will take care of me.

    11 Teach me Your way, O Lord,
    And lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies.
    12 Do not deliver me to the will of my adversaries;
    For false witnesses have risen against me,
    And such as breathe out violence.
    13 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
    That I would see the goodness of the Lord
    In the land of the living.

    14 Wait on the Lord;
    Be of good courage,
    And He shall strengthen your heart;
    Wait, I say, on the Lord

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