“My chains are gone, I’ve been set free….” are lyrics that have become my Life Song.  Almost 2yrs ago, I re-dedicated my life to God, through Jesus Christ.  After 40yrs in the wilderness, I was ransomed, redeemed, and delivered from wordly bondage.  I became a new creation in Christ & was filled with the Holy Spirit.  Now What?!?!  At 53 I knew who I was as a drunk, an addict, and a “people pleaser” who craved external validation.  But who was I clean, sober & living for the Lord? When I was young, I had to learn to walk, I wasn’t born to it.  Likewise, being “Born Again”, I now have to learn to walk in the Spirit.  It’s a process, not a quick fix.
Freedom Now classes through Our Daily Bread Ministries is a program that ‘Deals with Real’!  People are People; Everyone has stuff to deal with.  Freedom Now reinforces that I don’t have to do it alone.  “I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me,”  Phillipians 4:13
This program has helped me to understand it’s not about perfection, it’s about progress and how the choices I make determine my future. 
I’m not where I’m goin’,
I’m not where I been.
Thanks to God’s mercy,
And Freedom Now,
I know it’s MY CHOICE,
Not to go there again!
                      Reda Stroup

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