Good morning all! It's time again for a Sunday Devotional. My series right now is looking at different lies that we may believe about ourselves, and how to combat those lies using scripture. Here are number one, number two, number three , number four, number five, number 6, number 7, and number 8, number 9 , number 10 and number 11 and number 12 if you are interested!
The thirteenth lie is this: I am in bondage.
The truth is: I am free in Christ.
Psalm 32:7-For you are my hiding place; you protect me from trouble. You surround me with songs of victory.
2 Corinthians 3:17-For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
John 8:36 - So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.
We live in a country that we like to think is free. We can do what we want (unless it infringes on the rights of others), say what we want (unless it hurts others' feelings), wear what we want (unless it offends someone), but what exactly is freedom? To know freedom, we must know Christ. Many people who aren't Christians think that to be a Christian is to be in bondage. They think it is some life full of imposed rules that we live by. This is so inaccurate! To know the love of Christ is to be incredibly free. These verses give me assurance of that. I don't walk around worrying where I am going to go when I die, I know that I will be with Jesus.
Sometimes it seems that this country is moving in a scary direction, with our rights and 'freedoms' being taken into question. However, no matter what the world tells me I need to do or say, I know that I have freedom in Christ- not only in this life but in eternity as well. That is all I need to focus on, because in the end that is what will matter.
Christ doesn't want to restrict you, he wants to show you what true freedom feels like.