Isaiah 30:8-32:20 / Galatians 5:1-15 / Psalm 63:1-11 / Proverbs 23:22

Standout Verse:

Galatians 5:1
“Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.”                        

If we are Christians, we are NEW CREATIONS – our old life apart from God, at the mercy of sin and death is NO MORE!  We’ve been given the gift of FREEDOM IN CHRIST – no longer subject to the things of this world or the enemy of our souls (Satan). 

Greater is He LIVING IN US than he who is in this world.  The key is that we recognize this freedom and, by the power of the Holy Spirit, LIVE IT OUT!

“Living it out” simply means that we wake up each day with the determined mindset that says, “Lord, I love You, I want to walk with You today, I want to listen to You and do the things You want me to do.  I want to experience the peace and safety You promise to give me.  I want to be clean and clear before You.  I recognize that without You leading me I am placing myself in a place of vulnerability to the world, to sin and junk. To that I say NO WAY – I CHOOSE to walk in Your ways – You are GOOD and You are awesome!”

It does us no good to receive a gift only to set it aside never opening it.  If we simply sit and stare at it it’s almost as if we never received it.  It’s the same with the gift of FREEDOM.  God gives it to us is to be embraced, walked in and protected.  He says we can be steadfast, unshakeable, clean, clear and FREE (as opposed to continually finding ourselves free one day and bound by sin the next).  The TRUTH is, we don’t have to be slaves to sin ever again, BUT we must understand that maintaining freedom requires action on our part.  So, LET”S GO FOR IT!

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