The Truth Will Set You Free

I am so excited to be writing the final post for “The Loved Bible Project” July Identity Challenge. It seems so fitting, that God led me to write for these two verses that talk about freedom.  We’ve spent 31 days in God’s word. Praying, writing, thinking, processing, loving, immersing, meditating. God’s promises about what is to come for us are incredible. He promises freedom.

  • Freedom from feeling inadequate
  • Freedom from our past mistakes
  • Freedom from the mistakes of others that affect us
  • Freedom from the lies of satan that tell us we are not enough
  • Freedom from the pressure to be anything that we are not
  • Freedom from expectations
  • Freedom from overwhelming fear.
  • Freedom from sin. 
  • Freedom from shame.

{Excerpt from my first post for The Loved Bible Project, You are Free}

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Jesus said…’If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free…truly, truly I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.’
{John 8:31-36, emphasis mine}

As I reflect on the last 31 days, I am so encouraged by the promise made to us in this verse.

What would this generation of women look like if we truly loved and lived like we believe the freedom God promises in John 8:32? We would love more passionately. We would serve without fear. We would share with reckless abandon. We would forgive. We would flood the gates of heaven, praying and petitioning for what God has put on our hearts. We would be faithful in the small instead of feeling inadequate to attempt more. We would run to Christ, chains broken and spirits encouraged.

What do you need to be freed from? Write it down. Stare it in the face. Share it with a trusted friend. And the declare God’s word over it. He promises that if we abide in his word and are truly his disciples, freedom will follow. Today, tomorrow, next week, next year. Maybe he frees you through counseling, a friend, a book, prayer, more time in the word, accountability, community, or any combination. God is big. So much bigger than we could ever comprehend. God’s word is living and active and his love is steadfast. His promises are all given in faithfulness to his precious children {Psalm 33:4}.

Let’s start living like we believe that if we know the truth of God’s word – if we know who we are in Christ and find our identity in him – the truth will set us free. And if the Son sets us free, we are free indeed. 

You are overwhelmingly loved.
In Christ you are enough.
And through Him you are set free.


I encourage you to head over to The Loved Bible Project Facebook page {here} and check out the beautiful ways they are spreading love in Christ and to sign up for their new challenge beginning in August based around Jennie Allen’s study on Daniel {more info on her study here}. If you are visiting from The Loved Bible Project page, know that I prayed for you specifically as I was writing this. I boldly asked God to give me words to speak His truth. Know that as sisters in Christ, you are valued and loved here at Our Simply Abundant Life.

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