[photos by the fabulous Alison Holcomb]
Freedom. it’s something I’m learning more and more about. the freedom we have in Christ. Back in May I got this new tattoo with my sister Amanda in Nashville. You know me + tattoos….they are addicting. and somehow in someway God prompts me to get tattoos that I’m not 100% sure what it means to me when I get them. Like my “restored” tat. [read about that here].
It was like he gave me a word for the season that was coming, and although it took a year to be fully revealed – I’m thankful He was with me the whole way!
so back to freedom.
I knew when He prompted my heart to get this tattoo, there was something in store for me in this season. and I’m starting to see what it was! I need to know the message of freedom all the time. I struggle. don’t we all? I struggle with productivity. yes. I always want to have to be “doing” something. I’ve always been this way. I remember in college, I couldn’t just take a nap like a normal college student – I had to make up something to do. So imagine me as a mom. There is ALWAYS something that needs to be done. and I”m trying to come to grips with the fact that I won’t EVER be 100% on top of everything. and that’s ok! there is FREEDOM!
I was lying in bed the other night thinking about all the emails I needed to respond to, and the post I needed to write, and the pictures I needed to edit – and I just had to say “stop”. There is FREEDOM in REST. Christ tells us NOT to worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow has enough worries of it’s own. I want to claim that. to believe it. to find freedom in it. I want to be 100% dependent on Him alone. not on myself + how much I can “get done”. My internet was out at the house this week + it was freeing. freeing to get to sit on the porch and read and drink some iced tea. freeing to get to think of fun things to do with the kids when they woke up. freeing to be present.
Freedom. “where the spirit of the Lord is there is freedom” -2 Corinthians 3:17
is the Lord teaching you anything about freedom? If so, please share!