The last installment from my autbio, finishing the catalogue of how God has set me free
You have set me free from “junk stress”, showing me where I set my heart on tiny, insignificant things and then live in fear about whether I’ll get them or not.
You have set me free from idol worship, showing me where I’ve set my heart on being happy by having this or that, rather than delighting in you.
You have set me free from being enslaved to comfort. You make it possible to praise you in and for all things, pleasant and painful, nice and nasty, good and grating, ecstatic and evil, for you are the Sovereign, good God who will use each thing for your glory and our growth.
You free me from the trap of complaining, grumbling and negative thinking. You make it possible to delight in weakness, hardships, insults, persecutions and difficulty.
You set my heart free so I can run like the wind on paths of suffering, because I know they are paths of growth, glory and goodness.
You have made it possible to set my heart on things above, setting me free from living on a low and limited earthly level only . You have made it possible for me to think on things above.
You are moving me mightily towards living like Asaph, the author of Psalm 73 who said, “Whom have I in heaven but you and earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever” (Psalm 73:25-26).
I give all praise to you, O Lord, for you have truly, powerfully, continually, eternally set my heart free
So, as I come to the end of this book, I encourage you, my reader, to keep on in your journey with Jesus, adopting the discipline of delighting in Him and allowing Him to work the wonder of the gospel in your life every day. The clouds, the sky’s the limit—actually Heaven is the limit!