FREEDOM!

Hey guys Happy Friday!

I just wanted to take a moment to remind you all today that you…are…FREE!

What exactly are you free from?

(drum roll please)

You are free from sin, from shame, from eternal death, and from wandering around this life without hope! (yay!!!)

You are unchained from the weight of this world! No matter how rough this life gets we know that the future is bright. We know that we not only have a sustainer here on earth but we have a perfect kingdom waiting for us. In this perfect kingdom of Heaven, there is absolutely no pain, fear, or death. The old will be gone and the new will be perfect.

So why are we set free?

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” (Galatians 5:1)┬á

It is for freedom that we are set free! Wait.. what? We are set free simply so we can be free and live as free people. Being free allows us to bear the burdens of this life, while also appreciating the good moments too. It allows us to know our amazing and loving God. Freedom, also, motivates us to share the gospel with others. So, it is for freedom that we are set free.

The second part of this verse tells us not to go back to slavery. How could we go back? By submitting to sin. Sin is a trap. It looks all warm and fuzzy on the outside but once you are in, it tears you apart piece by piece. Slowly shame, pain and hopelessness set in. But we don’t have to submit to sin because we have the God of angel armies holding us tightly throughout this journey.

Who set us free?

Jesus set us free.

“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8:36)

He willingly laid down his life for our freedom. Jesus bore the cross so we could one day meet Him face to face. Even as the people who tortured him were whipping the flesh off of His innocent body, He still loved them and wanted them to be free. Even though our sin is what put Him up on that cross, He still set us free!

Act as free people…

“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.” (Galatians 5:13)

Walk in freedom every day. It is so easy to trap ourselves in sin, habits, and schedules. We tend to get tunnel vision, where we only see the now. When we only focus on this world we tend to get that “impending doom” feeling. Start looking up, slow down, and realize that this life is temporary. Try to remember that we have the freedom to know how our story ends. You are free…

Thank you guys so much for reading!! ­čÖé

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