Jan 1, 2014

WORD... Freedom.

                                     "Freedom is just another word for ‘nothing left to lose’" – Janis Joplin
                                   A favorite song growing up was Janice Joplin's, Me and Bobby Mcgee.
 "Freedoms just another word for nothing left to lose, and nothin' ain't worth nothin' but it's free"...  
My rebel heart sang those words, wanting freedom more than anything else.
 I was a child of the seventies and the sixties had left a wide swath of destruction, I mean freedom, for us bell bottomed, farrah haired young ones trying to figure it out.
I desired freedom from anyone and anything that might control me. 
I played God like a well worn yo-yo.
 My terms, my rules, my way. 
I had nothin' left to lose...

And then one day... I realized that God is freedom.
Freedom from my empty desires, 
to please, be good enough, kind enough....
to DO enough.

This was big. It still is... Freedom has power to do that.
To last, change lives. So...
My word for 2014 is Freedom.

God says to us,
Stop trying so hard. I give you freedom. You will never be good enough, kind enough or Do enough.
But it's okay. I don't want that from you.
I want you to love me... because I first loved you.
That's it.
No hoops to jump through.
No tests to pass... or fail.
I am enough.
I am God, and I love you.
Will you choose freedom this year, in me?

I still love me some Bobby Mcgee, but now I get it.
I have nothin' left to lose...
because I can't lose with Christ.

That word will see me through 2014...
because I got nothin' left to lose. 
He's got me in the palm of His hand.

Do you have a word for this year?
Tell me.



  1. My sister Brenda just sent me your blog. Do you mind if I share it with my fellow sisters in Christ?

  2. Hi Elaine! Of course you may share my blog. I love fellow sisters in Christ and love to meet new ones.
    Tell me about Elaine:)


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