I am incredibly grateful that I live in “the land of the free”. Some people don’t. I am incredibly grateful that I haven’t committed some crime that has me imprisoned. Some have. I am incredibly grateful that I accepted the beautiful gift of God’s of salvation. Some haven’t.
For those of us who have accepted this gift, life is a whole lot different. It is not magically easier or without any pain but God has given us power and strength to get through the difficult times. This power and strength come from His Holy Spirit.
Truth Brings Freedom
“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32
The truth of the Gospel is that we have been made free by the blood of Christ. Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection made this salvation possible. It made freedom possible for all of us. We are now His sons and daughters. We now live in the light of Christ’s truth. Once we have understood and accepted this truth, freedom is a guarantee. There is no question of whether we are eligible for it or if we we can lose it. It is ours.
We Choose To Walk in Freedom
“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1
“For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace.” Romans 6:14
Both of these verses tell us that we are no longer tied to our sin. It no longer is master over us. We now live under the law of grace. This is our new position but so often we don’t live like it. So often we return to our old ways of living. We return to destructive thoughts and destructive behavior. We simply live as though we are not free. The Lord has done His part in making us free but not it is our choice to act like it.
Freedom Affects How We Worship
“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” 2 Corinthians 3:17
God’s Spirit lives inside of us and is all around us. There is no place where His Spirit can’t reach us. Thank God! That fills me with such joy and peace. His Spirit and His freedom go hand in hand. How we walk out this freedom should look different. We should talk differently, live differently and even worship differently. When others see us, they should see freedom in us…freedom in how we respond to God in every area of our lives.
The Freedom Of Christ Is Final
“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36
Y’all the definition of indeed makes me wanna shout!!!! It means without any question : truly, undeniably; in reality; all things considered: as a matter of fact. Do you know what this means?! It means that there is no question of whether or not we are now free. We are! It means that considering our sin, Christ died anyway to bring redemption and freedom to our lives. The freedom that He has given us is real in this life and for this life.
Behold the freedom of Christ.
Grab hold of the freedom of Christ.
Worship out of the freedom of Christ.
Live in the freedom of Christ.
Have you experienced the freedom of Christ? Are you living in response to that freedom?