Freedom – My Chains Are Gone

In celebration of our Independence Day when Freedom resonates through our Spirits here in the United States of America, it is my hope and prayer that everyone come to know REAL freedom!

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John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

This song by Chris Tomlin is one that my family sings fairly often. The name of it is Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone. If you haven’t already noticed my header is of chains being broken. My heart screams for people to be set FREE from all kinds of bondage!

 

If you are addicted to anything, the Son can make you free.

 

I had an addiction to cigarettes for over 26 years. I was smoking 3 packs a day and was INSTANTLY, miraculously set free one afternoon in May of 2006! I will save that whole story for another day but it was one of those days when I found out how much MY JESUS loves me!

You see, it doesn’t matter whether it’s pornography, physical abuse, mental abuse, alcohol abuse, or any other vile Spirit that has attached itself to you… Jesus has power over it all! Our Daddy God sent his Son to deliver us from the mess and He did just that! He paid the price for the Sin of the whole world. We have all been set free already, in the past tense. It is finished. Your freedom is waiting for you. Just receive it NOW!

If you have any stories, no matter how big or small, please share them with me. If you would like to be prayed for, I would count that an honor and a privilege! My Daddy God hears me when I pray and it is HIS GOOD PLEASURE to give to me & you!

Blessings,

Michelle

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Michelle Drinkard is a Powerful Woman of God who has been married to a sweet Preacher of the Gospel for over 20 years. She is a mother to two amazing children! 🙂 She is helping people – one step at a time – to take control of their spending habits, stretch their money and get out of debt with reality-based principles. Michelle will tell you like it is… in a REAL, no-fluff, back-to-basics way that produces RESULTS.

Debt-free life!

You can be FREE!

Eagle representing freedom

Having a debt-free lifestyle is not something that is decided and accomplished in a short period of time but it is attainable. I have put together Three Steps to get you started. It takes a lot of discipline and self-sacrifice and that’s why I want to give you steps to get you moving in the right direction. Having a group of people working together on a common mission always helps. Wouldn’t you agree?

Let me tell you again…. You can be FREE!

The first step is to get everybody involved on the same page. If it’s a family unit we are talking about, Mom and Dad are going to make the decisions and then present the plan, as a united force, to the rest of the family. Showing them a debt-free lifestyle and teaching them how to prosper will be one of the most empowering things you could ever do for your children (Other than introducing them to Jesus, of course!).

The second step today is to define debt and then make a list.

Debt (dɛt) n.
1. Something that is owed or that one is bound to pay to or perform for another.
2. A liability or obligation to pay or render something.
3. A sin; trespass.

For our purposes, we’ll call debt something that is owed that you have to re-pay with interest.
This would include all credit cards, student loans, car loans, unsecured loans, lines of credit, mortgage loans, etc. Do not include those monthly bills such as your utilities, tv programming, cell phone bills, or other bills that do not charge interest.

The third step is to start gathering all the information. It’s always easier to analyze something if you have all of the information in one place. So, over the course of the next few weeks, I want you to start collecting the statements and put them all in one place. Use your list of debts and check them off as you receive the statements to them. If you do not receive paper statements, I would suggest changing that so that you can see your progress every month when the statement comes in.

Again, here are your three action steps for today. Get your pen and paper and write them down.

  1. Make up your mind that you would like to be debt-free. Then, formulate your VISION. Go back to my last article on vision, if you need a little help with that.
  2. Make a list of your debts that we defined.
  3. Start collecting the statements over the next month or so. It has your balance, interest rate, and how many months you owe.

If you would like to have a copy of this article emailed to you, be sure to let me know in the comments section and I will send it to you.

Blessings,

Michelle

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Michelle Drinkard is a Powerful Woman of God who has been married to a sweet Preacher of the Gospel for over 20 years. She is a mother to two amazing children! 🙂 She is helping people – one step at a time – to take control of their spending habits, stretch their money and get out of debt with reality-based principles. Michelle will tell you like it is… in a REAL, no-fluff, back-to-basics way that produces RESULTS.