Memory Monday – Week 39

One of my favorite songs around middle school/high school was Freedom by Darrell Evans. At that time, I probably didn’t fully understand the lyrics or the chorus, which are from 2 Corinthians 3:17. Now that I understand, I see how profound this verse is.

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

We know that the Lord is the Spirit (The trinity is made up of God, Jesus, Holy Spirit). But the second half of this verse tells us that we are called to live in complete freedom because of Him! When Jesus died on the cross, it cleansed us from all sin and all bondage. We were set free and covered in His freedom and grace. Because if this, we can live in complete peace, joy, and love.

I wrote last week about living an abundant life. I think living in complete freedom is part of living abundantly! Stop living in bondage to your finances, your health diagnosis, your job, your infertility…. I don’t know what it is, but God wants you to cling to who you are in Christ and live in the freedom that He bought, paid for, and desires for you!

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  • Megan Davis
    Posted at 08:18h, 10 February Reply

    I can’t wait to go listen to that song! I love this verse 🙂

  • Elisha
    Posted at 09:05h, 10 February Reply

    Amen girl!!! You need to listen to this song! We sing it our church and it gives me goose bumps every single time!

  • Marianne
    Posted at 09:28h, 10 February Reply

    Thanks for the reminder to live outside our “constraints”. Xoxo

  • Logan
    Posted at 10:01h, 10 February Reply

    One of my favorite verses… because it’s something I struggle with so much! Thank you for this post!

  • Kasey
    Posted at 14:49h, 10 February Reply

    Im doing my very best to live by this right now. I know all kinds of things can go wrong- but I want to celebrate and trust that I can live without fear and celebrate my miracle in this moment!

  • Heather
    Posted at 22:19h, 10 February Reply

    Love this post, Caroline… and that song!

  • Jojo
    Posted at 23:25h, 10 February Reply

    I literately just read this in one of Joel Osteens books. He mentioned that people need to start loving their life and enjoy the freedom they have.

  • Emily (
    Posted at 11:25h, 11 February Reply

    I have always admired you for your ability to live in freedom; You and Colby with your awesome little excursions and your constant desire to live your life for God and not in pursuit of any one thing. This really is the key to peace & happiness. You’ve got it figured out girl!

  • Charity
    Posted at 12:36h, 11 February Reply

    I love this scripture and I love this song. Being studying on something similar to this verse. God is so gracious to us and wants the absolutely best for us. We just have to be willing and ready to live the life he has for us.

  • Isabelle
    Posted at 14:43h, 11 February Reply

    What a great verse today. I shared with my husband and he quickly looked it up. Very fitting for his own situation. Thanks!

  • Chantel
    Posted at 15:08h, 11 February Reply

    Such a beautiful verse! If I’m ever brave enough to get a tattoo I think I’ve decided that I want it to say “I am free” or “because I’m free”.

  • Amy
    Posted at 20:16h, 11 February Reply

    It is so easy to get caught up with our constraints, and think about all we can’t do because of them. I’m happy for your reminder that we can be free in Christ!

  • Beth Hutcheson Slatery
    Posted at 22:09h, 11 February Reply

    Hi! I was just reading back through my blog posts because is as curious about a coule dates and I JUST saw your comment from a month ago! I am so sorry I am just now responding! Our IVF cycle couldn’t have gone better and we found out about 2 weeks ago that we are pregnant! We were totally shocked that it worked the first time but are overjoyed and feeling incredibly blessed. I will spend some time reading through your blog and your story but I hope and pray that God will bless you very soon! Thanks so much for your sweet comment! God bless!

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