Ephesians 5:14 – “Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”

I would contend or hallucinate that most people feel dead inside, at least in part.  We take in this form of media or that drug to try and mask it or boost us a bit.  Where is the freedom of living…the spark?

According to the CDC, 1 in every 10 Americans over the age of 12 are on some form of antidepressant. ( )  This isn’t a path to freedom.   It’s merely covering over the bondage of depression and anxiety.  I’m not looking to start a debate.  I know that some people experience a chemical imbalance and need it…but I’m saying there is freedom to be had?

We have sold ourselves short of what God can do.  We live in language of defeat.  Rather than awakening, we slumber.  Rather than running into the light, we cower in darkness.  God is not a magic genie waiting to grant wishes.  But God is a God who calls us into life, to awaken, to light, to feel, and to experience.  Do you feel dead?  Are you bound by defeat?  Are you masking your pain?  A new life is more than just possible!  This isn’t some cheesy self-help nonsense.  This is the living God, creator of the cosmos calling out to us to live!  Don’t start to get caught up in ‘how’…get caught up in ‘now’!  Let’s start praying for freedom.  Expect God to show up.  Tell me what you need to be free of and I will join you, our community will join you.  Let us proclaim life…let us awake!



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