The women in my weekly women’s group inspire me as we walk on this journey of freedom together. I pray that our lives and stories will inspire you to join us on this journey. There is a picture of some of these fabulous ladies under “Daughters of the King” which was taken at our last retreat. We came together for a weekend to fully discover God’s heart for us as His daughters. During one of our prayer times God showed me a vision of myself as a little girl. In the vision I was looking into the face of myself as a child. I asked the Lord what He was saying to me through this vision. He spoke to my spirit saying, “You are free, you are free”. My initial thought was that God was trying to remind me as a child we feel so free- no responsibilities, cares, concerns, or weights and that He wanted me to give everything to Him and be free as a child. This of course is true, but as I looked closer at myself, I realized I was staring at myself before God had healed my legs. I was born with a leg defect that required me to wear leg braces. There was a strap around my waist that held bars that ran down my legs that connected to my shoes and then there were two straps on each bar that held them to my legs. So, in the natural, I was not free at all. I then asked the Lord what He was saying showing me a picture of myself bound but saying I was free. He then spoke to my spirit saying, “No matter what bounds this world puts on you, you are free.” Wow, what an amazing truth He was giving me that has enabled me to see life through a whole new lens. As I look at the women in my group, many of them have had limitations or straps put on them in their natural circumstances, but as daughters of the King they are free. Freedom comes from a place of the heart and mind. Freedom flows from a heart yielded to God and a mind that is renewed by His love. As we view every trial from a place of freedom we will gain God’s perspective and His solution. I pray our stories will put some added sass to your step as you walk out this journey with us because we truly are “Free and Sassy”.
P.S. Sorry, I didn’t mean to leave you hanging. Yes, God did completely heal my legs in one precious moment, right before my parent’s faith filled eyes, but that’s a story for another day.