Tuesday, September 30, 2014

freedom in Christ

 

You are important to God. That is a true statement.  Not only did God create you, but at one specific point in time our God said I love you, I believe in you and you are awesome.

Romans 5:8  NLT
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.

While we were lost, while we were trying to do things on our own, before we knew we had a need … Jesus died for me.  Do you get that?

The most important person in the universe said you are important.  Hear that again.  The most important person in the universe said he loves you and that you are important!

There is a problem.  What about the person or the people who don’t think God is important?  Until we have an accurate view of God we cannot have an accurate view of God.  This view and faith comes from a personal relationship with God himself.  We can know Him.

Knowing God changes things.  Really knowing God changes everything.  That is when we have the ability to believe and accept that we matter to God and that we are important.

Freedom is an awesome thing.  Victory is an incredible reality.  Some of you have a tough time with victory because you see yourself as a losing and not a winner.  This isn’t about football.  This is about life.

Romans 8:37  NASB
But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.

For us to be a conqueror, for us to know freedom, for us to claim and live in the victory, we have to live in and trust in Christ and what He did for us.  Victory, freedom and literally being set free from what often ties us up makes life so much easier.  Again, believing what God says, applying what we get from God will help us know that we are important.

Stay free.  Don’t let things tie you up.  Whether that stuff that ties you or me up is from within us or if it comes from the outside, what holds us back and ties us up has to be taken care of with God’s truth.

So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law.

We are free.  It is our choice to be set free and to live an abundant life.  God provides.  We apply it.

Romans 8:2  NASB
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.

I pray that as I find freedom from Christ that we will help others find the same kind of freedom and be set free to really begin living life.

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