I have been struggling with some internal things over the last few months. Yesterday’s counseling session was a tough one as my eyes were open even more of just how far I have to go in working through chains of bondage.

I am who I am because of my past. My heart is sensitive to the poor, the orphans, the drunks, the abused women, and the down and out – but I don’t want to be defined by that past. I want to be defined by Whose I am and the new life He has given me.

I don’t want to respond to circumstances based on my past but I want to respond to circumstances based on the Grace that has been given to me and has made me new.

This week has been incredibly hard emotionally and some events stirred up old pains that I struggle to communicate about.

I haven’t found a penny in several months. After taking the kids to school I realized I had forgotten something at home. Sitting in the crack of the driveway was this penny. But instead of focusing on, “In God We Trust” the first thing I saw was “LIBERTY”.

It is God’s desire for me to be free. I am really thankful He deals with my baggage one layer at a time and that He is always on time with confirmation and tenderness in how He deals with my heart.

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” 2 Corinthians 3:17