Sunday of this week, I went back to the gym. And, I’ve been in attendance every day so far. Gardening, farm work, building and fixing things around the home, do keep me physically active. Yet, I am extremely sore from these gym visits, but still, I’m pushing through. The vitamin sea of my country requires that I am well and fit, before I venture into a part time life with it.
Dissertation proposal was accepted, and I have been approved to skip the next class and move onto the one right after. Hard work in preparation of this time was worth it, because if I play my cards right, by the end of this year, I just could be finished with all this climbing to reach this educational goal. I’ve requested two weeks off from school to better prepare and be ready to complete this as soon as I can. Obtaining my own independence from student-hood, to more so, having time to teach what I know, develop more beautiful friendships, craft in every context, and grow more, as I progress through this life, are what I look forward to.
Independence can be construed in many ways. This weekend my second home, the United States (US) celebrates its own. And, as I prepare this note, I am keenly listening to the importance of independence in my native country of Belize. This freedom from colonialism given to the people of my country in the year 1981! In thought though, I’m led to think of the bondages so many still live with and in, to include the excuses made on why we feel tied to people and circumstances, causing us to simply not honor our higher good. Consequences by choice or for money, while not living out the sweet precious love God wants for us all.
As a former wife myself, I had everything money could buy. I just didn’t have the love I sought, the love like that of Jesus. Though I was married in a church, my marriage did not reflect this one bit. I tried to implement Biblical principles each chance I got, but none stuck, and eventually I made the choice to walk away from all of the glitter. My daughter and I struggled the first three months of moving back to Colorado. We really did! Thank goodness I am a good cook, because she found our meals during this time to be very exciting. Then things changed, and we were blessed exponentially. We still are!
Independence in the uniqueness of living out a life depicting who God is, is quenching to the palate, His Words offer nutrients to the mind, soul, body and spirit, and His love adjust to any kind of weather. Independence from strongholds, shifts identifications. Though there’s always fear in the beginning, cutting the bondage that keeps us in our chosen places and circumstances, also destroys the ego.
“Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.“
1 Peter 2:16
Our beingness with God is so special. It is like rays of sunshine dancing with our spirit. In time, when we allow the doors of His love to completely open to His unlimitedness, real love comes! In Jesus’ unlimitedness, he took everything to the cross. He captured His independence in the house of God! Life is so much more grandeur when we are with Him.
Do you want to drink from His cup, eat from His table, and be consistently caressed by His love? If so, perhaps it’s time to cut those suppressions and move right along with Him! God’s love requires no effort, specific hairstyle, car, home, and etc. Just allow His love to flow.
Gosh! I have so much more to share on this, but it’s time I do rest.
May you have a most special Independence Day weekend with family and friends. Do encourage the presence of Love in all you do 🙂
More later 🙂
2 thoughts on “Determination, Independence, & Love”
Mighty expressions of truth in a few words, Rev. Charlotte!
Your grasp and implementation of the vitality of Christ’s message and life make simple Christianity appealing in these days or any. Very apt, as well. No debate for this universal invitation to “try and see.”
God bless you, keep you, and your low-key exhortation gift!
Thank you so much Susan! Every day, I listen well to learn even more.