The Living Free! course is one of the best courses that I have ever signed up for. It has enabled me to enter into complete freedom in my life. Starting a new job this year enabled me to attend church on Sundays. As well as leading me into a healthier spiritual life, it also led me to the Living Free course! The course has consolidated all that God has been doing in my life and taken me to a higher level in my walk with him.
At the beginning of 2006 I saw myself walking into a progressive road of freedom, grace and favour in a supernatural way in my work, finances, studies, personal life, at home, in my family and, most importantly, with God. I am growing stronger each day in my personal relationship with God and it feels as if I'm being swept off my feet by what God is doing.
I joined the Living Free course during its second week so I had the little challenge to catch up with what I had missed on the previous week. So I told myself that the only way to do this was to go through two devotionals a day - one in the morning and one before going to bed. That way I would be up-to-date for the third week of the course. That week turned out to be the most amazing week of my life. God was so close to me! I felt that I could hear his voice audibly talking to me during the day, showing me what he had won for me at the cross and through Christ's resurrection. He helped me stand in a position of freedom, showed me the way forward in faith while remaining in his freedom, favour and grace. Everyday I talked to my Father as if I was talking to a friend. It was so tangible that I felt that I could reach out and touch him.
Walking this close to God began to have repercussions at work. From the third day into my devotionals I began to hit my daily sales targets and the progress increased gradually each day. On Monday 13th of February, after having an amazing encounter with God at the 5 o'clock service on Sunday, I reached a new daily sales record as I doubled my daily sales targets by twice as much and a half! For instance if my personal daily sales target was £1000 a day, I handed over to my manager £2500 - a result of seven hours of work! My manager was ecstatic. I knew, in my heart of hearts, that this was a result of being obedient to God to go and follow through on the Living Free course! I had no doubt about it!! God wants his people to be obedient to him and draw closer to him. One of the best ways to do this is by signing up to do the Living Free course. God does reward our faithfulness. After the successful day, I began to have negative thoughts that the Tuesday would probably be worst day of my life. However God was faithful and I had another great day!
Having said this, my living free is not necessarily and forever measured by my success in sales, because that is unrealistic and could lead back to condemnation. Rather it is determined by trusting in God daily and letting him decide where to be successful, that way I will always be free and my will, will be to do his will and this is where success is!
Having attended KT for over ten years, it is something very precious to me to open up my daily devotional manual and hear our very own Pastor Colin Dye, teaching me the Word of God and playing an integral role, with the Holy Spirit, in helping me build a stronger and more dynamic relationship with God. Though it's taken ten years, I am so glad that by his grace and faithfulness I now enjoy a life of freedom and victory in Christ!
"If the Son sets you free, you are free indeed."
By Sharna I went on the Living Free! course because I had broken up with my long-term boyfriend and I wanted to keep myself busy. We had broken up because he thought that I had become "too Christian' for him and he could no longer relate to me. Although I believed that our breakup was for the best, it caused so much sadness and anxiety in me and I was finding it hard to move on.
While doing the course, I started to meditate on the readings in the Daily Devotional. I found that my focus was being moved from this guy to God. I became closer to God and was able to fellowship freely (which was a new thing to me). One night I cried out to God and asked him to take the hurt I was feeling away. He healed me completely. I used to find it hard to resist calling my ex-boyfriend, but after my prayer to God the desire to call him disappeared.
At the Living Free Encounter, I repented for committing myself to a relationship in which God was not glorified. I wrote in down on the "sin list' and burnt the list. Now I cannot stop smiling. I have made a vow to God to make him the centre and the focus of my life as a single or attached woman. It may not seem much of a testimony but I had been trying to get out of the relationship for many years but failed. I kept going back because I was afraid of what my family and friends would say. I praise God that I am now living free! God is good!