Spiritually Unequal Marriage this week. Lynn asks the question, "What victories has Christ given you?
That's pretty thought provoking for me. He's freed me from all that enslaves me - namely, SIN. My biggie has been worry. Worry doesn't come from God - it comes from the enemy who would seek to destroy us by causing us to doubt and to fear, to think that we cannot trust the Lord to take care of our needs.
Right now, my oldest son, Josh, is struggling to finish his final three weeks of police academy. This is something he has wanted pretty much all of his life. He's worked very hard to get to this point. He must pass a physical test of endurance and strength (consisting of sprinting, push-ups, sit-ups) this coming Monday. I am SO worried that he won't pass - he's really close, but we're not sure.
Is this worry for me or for Josh? Am I afraid I'll be embarrassed if he fails and has to retake the academy? I have searched my heart and I know that I simply want this for Josh - he's my son and I love him that much. The problem is, though, that I'm not putting my trust in Jesus enough to let Him take the burden. My job is to pray and to rest in His arms - and to encourage my son.
So, tonight, I'm letting the worry go. He's freed me from that and so much more.