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Divine Freedom

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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

True freedom only comes from God who frees us from slavery to the sinful world. As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. (Ephesians 2:1-2) We are either free in Christ or we are slaves to the ruler of the air.(1 John 5:4) We overcome slavery to the sinful ways of the world more each day as we spiritually grow. Every time we knowingly sin, we pray for forgiveness and we pray for divine power to overcome the sin.

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Romans 12:2) As our minds renew to the ways of God, we progress having freedom in Christ. Therefore, we can look forward to growth in freedom as we develop a closer relationship with our Lord.

I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. (John 15:15) The greatest and most fulfilling thing on earth is being a servant of our sovereign Lord, and he calls us friends. We become like-minded with Christ and our love motivates us to minister to the world like Jesus, and we are free in Christ.

Today, be free in Christ and depend on Christ to guide you through the day We can overcome anything through the power of God, if we ask.

Prayer: Lord, guide me to surrender to your good, pleasing, and perfect will. Let your love give me courage to minister to the world and let your love motivate me to serve you. \ In Jesus’ name, Amen