Monday, May 23, 2011

Are You Staying In Your Own Prison?

Recently, I read about a prison in the path of the floods. The message caught my attention. The inmates are working tirelessly and with positive attitudes to save their prison. One inmate was interviewed and asked why he was working so hard. His reply spoke deeply to me. He said, "I know this place. I can not image going to another place or what it might be like."

I thought about the prisons of the heart. God does NOT want us to be imprisoned, but many times we stay there because it is all we know. It is safe or at least we think it is safe.

Jesus paid the price for us. He longs to release and heal our hearts from the things that hold us back.

Why is it we stay in our own man made prisons?

Why are we not enjoying the lives GOD created us to enjoy?

It seems so sensible to move out of our self imposed prisons, yet many sit here! Let us boldly step forth, accept all HE has for us, and enjoy the life HE has created and planned for us. Today, let us together take a step of faith and leave the pain in our hearts at the feet of JESUS!

By HIS mercy and in the grip of HIS grace,



Divine Mrs D said...

Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.

Marydon said...

Another perfect share, sweet Andrea.
Have a lovely week ~
Hugs & love,

Sassy Granny ... said...

I often have the text, "It is for freedom that you have been set free", come to mind. It's reminds me to avoid those entrapments that once had me.

Great thoughts!

RCUBEs said...

There are so many analogies working in the prison sister Andrea and you pointed one of them. Great challenge for us who don't want to get out from what entangles our spiritual lives!

Thanks be to God for the true freedom we have in Christ when we trust in Him. God bless and protect you sister.

The Blog Writer said...

I cannot emphasize enough how much I have needed to remind myself of my freedom, today. Thank you, Andrea.

With all my heart,

The Blog Writer.

Wanda said...

A very thought provoking post Andrea. Thanks for sharing.

Wanda's Wings said...

So very true.

Rita said...

What a wonderful write! We do tend to self-impose our own prisons instead of letting Him take the lead in our lives. Oh may we ever look to the Creator for deliverence!

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Jenn @ Spejory said...

This post is amazing. Thanks for the beautiful reminder that we are free and He wants us to walk away from the chains that bound us.

Andrea said...

Andrea, this post is very timely for me. Thank you for faithfully following Holy Spirit leadership.

Praying your day is amazingly blessed,


MaryGrace said...

That is the absolute truth, Andrea. Thanks for an important reminder! Love you!

David C Brown said...

I love Galatians 5: 1, "Christ has set us free in freedom"; He has made me a free man in a free place!

notcathy said...

That was so true.. AMEN!

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Nancy said...

Andrea - this is a fabulous post. Your writing can be as exquisite as your photography. I am taking your advice and breaking free. Thanks ever so much. Nancy

quietspirit said...

Thank you for the reminder that we all can have self-made prisons.

Sonja said...

This spoke to my heart today.

Thank you.