Today it’s Freedom Friday with Perry and Shawna. Today we share real life stories that show us a new way to be human.
First, it was Tarek’s first night in the refugee camp. He felt a loneliness that he was sure would never go away as he cried himself to sleep. But in the weeks ahead, he didn’t feel so alone around the principle of his new school. She was so kind. He finally gathered up his courage to ask her why she was so kind to him. Her answer has changed Tarek’s life forever.
Then every day we are faced with decisions to trust in ourselves or to trust in God. Shawna shares about a restless night of sleep this week and the struggle to trust in God or in a triple shot latte from Starbucks to get through the day. Shawna’s vulnerability challenges us to ask the question: “Where do I turn for strength and comfort and peace when life is hard?”
Then finally, you’re either a judge; you think you’re better than everybody else. Or you’re a slave to your desires and passions and pleasures. Or you’re free. The third way, living free, is the new way to be human that Jesus offers. If you’re a judge or a slave, and you want to be free, find out the two words from Jesus that lead to freedom.
Perry LaHaie is a radio host, singer, and songwriter with a passion to see the Great Commission completed in our generation. He was born and raised in northern Michigan, earned a degree in communications, and later a graduate degree in cross-cultural communications. Music and ministry have taken him all over the world. He served at Family Life Radio before serving with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his wife, Teresa, have two children, Kali and Taylor.
Shawna Beyer has been a business owner, homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a management consulting company, and church staff member. Born and raised in Southern California, she has been married for 25 years and is the mom of four. Shawna loves to help others discover a personal relationship with God that shapes how they think, feel, and live for Jesus daily. She loves being surrounded by her family and a good cup of coffee.