MY DECLARATION OF FREEDOM

I HAVE CHOSEN TO SERVE GOD BECAUSE I WANT TO AND NOT BECAUSE I HAVE TO.

I HAVE CHOSEN TO LIVE MY LIFE BY THE COMPASS OF THE WORD OF GOD.

I HAVE CHOSEN THE WORD OF GOD AS THE BASIS OF MY CORE VALUES IN LIFE.

I HAVE CHOSEN TO SPEAK WHERE THE WORD OF GOD SPEAKS AND TO BE SILENT WHERE THE WORD OF GOD IS SILENT.

I HAVE CHOSEN TO SWIM AGAINST THE CURRENT OF PUBLIC OPINION WHICH DIFFERS FROM THE TRUTHS OF THE WORD OF GOD.

I HAVE CHOSEN TO DO ALL THE GOOD I CAN IN LIFE, BUT ALSO AS LITTLE HARM.

I HAVE CHOSEN TO BE A FAITHFUL STEWARD OF MY TIME, MY FINANCE, AND MY INFLUENCE.

I HAVE CHOSEN TO PUT GOD FIRST IN EVERYTHING I DO OR THINK, THEREBY ENJOYING PEACE OF MIND AND SOUL.

I HAVE CHOSEN TO RESPECT THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE HEARTS OF FELLOW BELIEVERS.

I HAVE CHOSEN NOT TO BE ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL WHICH IS THE POWER OF GOD UNTO SALVATION.

I HAVE CHOSEN TO BE A WORSHIPPER OF GOD IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH WITH ALL MY HEART, MY SOUL, AND MY STRENGTH.

I HAVE CHOSEN TO CELEBRATE THE FREEDOM I HAVE BEEN GIVEN BY CHRIST TO REJOICE EVER MORE, AND TO BRING A SACRIFICE OF PRAISE INTO THE HOUSE OF THE LORD.

I HAVE CHOSEN TO OBEY HIS COMMANDMENTS AND TO HONOR HIS WILL FOR MY LIFE.

I HAVE CHOSEN, IN MY FREEDOM, TO MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICES, FOR IN DOING THIS I REMAIN FREE INDEED.

I HAVE CHOSEN TO LOVE GOD, FOR I KNOW FAITH WORKS BY LOVE. “FOR NOW ABIDES FAITH, HOPE, AND LOVE, AND THE GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE.”

I HAVE CHOSEN TO WALK IN THE LIGHT, TO WALK BY FAITH AND NOT BY SIGHT, AND TO FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH; KNOWING THERE IS A CROWN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS LAID UP FOR ME, AND NOT FOR ME ONLY, BUT FOR ALL THOSE WHO LOVE HIS APPEARING.

- Cleddie Keith