Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Grow in freedom

"It is absolutely clear that God has called you to a free life. Just make sure that you don't use this freedom as an excuse to do whatever you want to do and destroy your freedom. Rather, use your freedom to serve one another in love; that's how freedom grows. For everything we know about God's Word is summed up in a single sentence: Love others as you love yourself. That's an act of true freedom." - Galatians 5 v 13 - 14 (Message)

My freedom has been won.
In the biggest and most important battle in history.
Jesus conquered: Death, Hell & The Devil.
He won a victory that will never be overturned.
So my freedom is secured, nailed down & sealed.

But my journey in freedom has only just begun.
I arrive in freedom at the other side of the cross,
with same baggage I had before.
Character flaws, personality traits, insecurities and more.
All clawing at my new found life.

But there is a difference, a dynamic difference.
I now have Jesus and the empowering Holy Spirit as my guide.
I now have a freedom to choose.
I am no longer a SLAVE with no choice.
I am now a FREE man with the gift of choice.

That freedom grows every time I choose:
Through Christ to hope instead of despair.
Through Christ to love instead of hate.
Through Christ to trust instead of doubt.
Through Christ to serve instead of take.

Through Christ to grow in freedom instead of caught captive by deceitful hearts.


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