July 1, 2018
There Is A Story From The American Civil
War Of A Northerner Who Bought A Young
Slave Girl At A Slave Auction. As They Left
The Auction, The Man Turned To The Girl And
Said, “You’re Free!”
She Turned To Him In Amazement. “What do you mean I’m free?”
He replied : “You are free to leave”
“You Mean I’m Free To Do Whatever I Want?”
“Yes,” He Said.
“And To Say Whatever I Want To Say?”
“And To Be Whatever I Want To Be?”
“And Even Go Wherever I Want To Go?”
“Yes!” He Laughed. “You’re Free To Go
Wherever You’d Like!”
She Looked At Him Intently And Replied,
“Then I Will Go With You.”
2Cor. 3:17 (NKJV) Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
Not a liberty to do as your “old past man” desires, but to now we can live FREELY for God.
Freedom. What a power packed word.
That simple word is important to all of us.
It is something we often long for, pray for, ask God for and even search tirelessly for.
We all want freedom, but how do you get it? And what does it mean to have it or to walk in it? And once you have it, how do you stay free?
I hope to answer these and much more over the next few weeks as we talk about this idea of freedom.
BUT, What if freedom was something we already had.
What if we DON’T need to GET free, but we just need to learn how to WALK free.
What if freedom was ours and we are searching for something that we already have?
What if you are already free from lust…
What if you are truly FREE!?
Okay, are you ready for this?
Galatians 5:1 –
Let me be clear, Jesus has set us free—not partially, but completely and wonderfully free! We must always cherish this truth and stubbornly refuse to go back into the bondage of our past.
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free!
That is God’s true desire for each and every one of us – to embrace and walk in our freedom.
The liberation that Christ brings is real, its complete and its absolute! But each of us is in the process of coming into the fullness of our freedom.