Your Word for This Day: Who wants freedom? I do!

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

 

So Christ has truly set us free.  Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law.
Galatians 5:1 NLT

He has paid the debt. He has given the ransom. He has shed His blood for the remission of your sins. Jesus Christ has done it all so that you can experience true freedom. Not the sense of freedom we get when we move out of our parent’s house, when we walk out of a bad relationship, when we give away our old clothes or when we move from an unpleasant job to a better one. Only in Christ are we truly, utterly, and completely set free.

Through faith in Jesus Christ we have total liberation. We are set free from the destructive power of sin in our lives and its condemnation, and we are pulled from the emotional typhoon that we have lived in for years not knowing our true identity or our divine purposes. But, here’s the next step: Will you stay free?

Will you remain abiding in Christ, feeding on His word and submitting to the Holy Spirit? Will you commit to the process of transformation? Will you forsake the world, pick up your cross and follow Him?  Today, I encourage you to stay free! Don’t return to the distressing ways of the past. Don’t look back. Don’t dabble with sin. Stay free—mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Following Christ is more than a list of “dos” and “don’ts”; it is loving fellowship with your Creator. Embrace your life in Christ. Enjoy your freedom in Him. The price was high,  it cost Him everything.

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