MY MANIFESTO


 LIVING FREE

 John 10 v 10 ‘ I have come that they may have life, and life in abundance’ and Gal 5 v 1, ‘it was for freedom that Christ has set you free’.

GRATITUDE....when you are LIVING FREE in your spirit, your natural inclination will be to live with an ‘attitude of gratitude’!  You will see opportunities for thankfulness in your every day life - this will be a spontaneous response to seeing the hand of God in all the good gifts around you - in a smile, in the way the sun shines through the trees, in the taste of coffee and in the bite of fresh pastry - in the kindness of a friend, in a strain of music. Misery and gratitude are incompatible! 

TRUTH....when you are LIVING FREE in your spirit, you will be acutely aware of your thought process - you will know which thoughts are ok to allow to land in your conscious mind, and which you must reject.  This choice is made, because you will have learned to distinguish between truth and lies.  You will avoid toxic, destructive thoughts and you will welcome and cultivate only thoughts that echo God’s words about you and for you.  You will not be interested in any others. 

IDENTITY...when you are LIVING FREE in your spirit, you know who you are. You know that no event, no hurtful word, no crisis or diagnosis can corrupt, alter, or affect your identity as God’s child. You are totally secure in your relationship with Him as your Heavenly Father.  You daily live from this place of total assurance in God’s ability to provide for you, protect you, comfort you and sustain you, no matter what life throws at you.  You will find in God, total satisfaction, complete belonging and deep significance

 WARFARE...when you are LIVING FREE in your spirit, you know your enemy - you are familiar with his tactics, but as you are never off guard, you see them coming, and are always prepared and ready for battle.  You know that God in you is greater than he who is in the world. You effectively use the armour that God has given you: your faith, the word of God, the truth, your right standing with God, your authority and your position.  You will never give the devil a foothold because you treasure yourself too much.  You know, too, that he has no power over you, unless you give it to him, and so you live from victory.

REST...when you are LIVING FREE in your spirit, you are able to rest in the high tower of God’s presence, should even the world around you and the circumstances of your life, fall apart.  Your faith in your Heavenly Dad’s ability to father you well, marks you as one who does not fear, who is not anxious, who does not stress.  You will contend to always live in peace at all cost, and you will work hard at forgiving others, never taking offence, and not having to always be in control. HE is your rest.