What is Liberated??
God set a dream heavy on my heart every since I moved to Louisiana my sophomore year of high school. I’m finally stepping into it and it feels really good. I’ve started a once a month worship night. It is OPEN to ALL high schoolers throughout the Louisiana Areas! No specific church or school, let’s all come together as ONE!
I have always been the one who had what people thought about me in the back of my head. I mean, who doesn’t ? I realized how easy it was to be excited about God and say i’ll be unashamed but then when the moment comes I would fold under what people’s opinions say about me.. I was tired of it so I finally surrendered to God. let me tell you, THERE IS A JOY IN SURRENDER.
In the Bible there is a story of Jesus going to a Jewish festival and as he goes he passes along where many blind, lame and paralyzed people live. He stumbled across a man who had been in bad condition for a long time and when Jesus asked if he wanted to be well the man replied saying no one ever helps. “Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” 9 At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked.” John 5:8-9 Jesus didn’t tell the man to continue to sit on his mat after he was healed, Jesus made the man use what was healed in his life so that others might see and be healed as well. The man couldn’t move because he was paralyzed but once Jesus healed him, he told him to use what was his weakness as a strength! To not wait one bit but to start walking. Walk forward so that others can see that and be healed as well. Boldness starts a chain reaction. Sometimes all someone needs is someone else’s boldness in order for them to step out.
This worship night is called, “Liberated” which means “freed from imprisonment, slavery, or enemy occupation.” I know the idea of the word liberated has lots of meanings but this idea of liberated means BEING FREED BY GOD & TAKING THE NEXT STEP FORWARD BY SHOWING IT IN THE WAY WE LIVE RADICALLY. key phrase: TAKING THE NEXT STEP FORWARD BY SHOWING IT IN THE WAY WE LIVE RADICALLY. Because God has set us free from the things that once held us captive we have to start moving forward so that we can help others be free! It’s realizing that God’s already broke my chains off and it’s time to move. Gods already healed my bones so it’s time to get up and walk a free man. It’s not that we’re not free it’s that we aren’t allowing ourselves to walk into the freedom that Jesus has called us to live in. I’m ready to be a generation that goes ALL IN and to the ends of the world for JESUS. I believe that our generation is apart of one of the biggest revivals the world has ever seen.
It’s time to become freed from the fear that once held us and rise up as the NOW GENERATION. Who’s with me ?