“Freedom is the ability to be exactly who we are before God and others with an overflowing heart and to direct our heart in the direction we most deeply desire.” - Michael John Cusick
On this edition of Restoring the Soul, Michael continues his in-depth look at Surfing for God and unpacks Chapter 13, “Freedom to Live" with Part 2 of a conversation titled, "Understanding Freedom."
God’s love kneels down to us, wherever we are. And as He does, He urges us to bare ourselves before Him. Why? Because in seeing our naked selves in the light of God’s love, we make two discoveries. First, we discover more clearly who God is. All of the brokenness in our world and in our lives calls into question God’s goodness. Can we trust Him? Is He really enough? In our nakedness, there is no pretense of earning or obtaining His love. It’s a gift that makes the gospel more real.
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Previous podcasts that address “shame”
Episode 173 - "Surfing for God, Part 5: Shame and Core Beliefs"
Episode 133 - “5 Ways Shame Fuels Addiction, Part 1”
Episode 134 - “5 Ways Shame Fuels Addiction, Part 2”
Episode 137 - “5 Ways Shame Fuels Addiction, Part 3”
Episode 138 - “5 Ways Shame Fuels Addiction, Part 4”