My youngest is about to get his drivers license. His grandpa bought him a truck and its ALL he talks about - ad nauseum!! This is, to him, the cusp of freedom. The edge of growing up. The freedom to come and go as he pleases (ha, he thinks!!)
Freedom. What does that word mean to you? When you hear it, what image does it invoke in your
head. Its different for many of us.
*from an abusive husband
*from a job we hate
*from our sins
or is it Freedom in something?
*freedom in new choices
*freedom in forgiveness
*freedom in our finances
*freedom in our ability to love
*freedom IN CHRIST
You see - freedom can mean something different to each of us based on our circumstances and the place we are in life.
I looked up the definition of freedom. It means "the condition of not being in captivity or prison; The condition of being free of restraints, especially the ability to act without control or interference by another or by circumstance."
Kelland sees freedom as being free of my interference. We sometimes see freedom as being able to make our own choices and doing what we want to do, without interference by anyone - especially God. Or we can see freedom as the condition of not being in captivity or prison.
This picture spoke to me - the chains that bind us in the depth of our sin are broken thru the blood and sacrifice of Jesus Christ. He set us free and therefore we are no longer bound by chains. Chains of debt, unforgiveness, hatred, bitterness, loneliness....the list can go on.
Today, think about freedom and what it means to you. And maybe, just maybe, it will cause you to think on Christ and what He did for you. If you are reading this and you haven't experienced the freedom that comes with knowing Jesus, contact me and I'll be happy to share with you what He has done for you so you can live in freedom.
Romans 8:1-4 says:
"There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit."