Freedom In Christ
Life can have a way of causing us to jump through hoops, and if we are not careful we can become so used to the hoops that instead of jumping through them we become attached to them. We can become tied to things and people who will have us connected to them forever if we are not careful.
We allow things to seep into our lives and before we know it we are so entrenched in them that we feel like there is no way out. We try to break free from those who have latched on to us, and we try to wiggle our way out of the situations that we know are not good for us, only to find that we feel connected to them for life. It is only when we look to The Lord that we can break free from some of the things that have us bound.
The Scripture reminds us that, if the Son will make us free, that we shall be free indeed. I encourage you today to walk in the freedom you have in Christ. Do not allow things and people to bog you down, because your freedom is in Christ. You are free from oppression, and being locked into things because of circumstances. You are free from depression and being down because of the situation you may be going through.
Remember no matter what, if the Son has set you free, you are free indeed. You do not have to walk around bound and rejected by people, you are free in Christ, and being free in Him means you do not have to subject yourself to what people think, but only what The Lord is doing in your life matters. When you are free in Christ you have joy that is unspeakable, and peace that will pass all understanding. When you are free in Christ you do not have to worry about what other people think or say, because you are free in Him.
People have fought and died for your freedom, and your freedom in Christ is no different. Christ has fought and died that you might be free, but He also rose again so your freedom in Him is guaranteed. I am free from the things that tried to hold me back and down, and my freedom in Christ assures me joy, peace, and the love of God forever.
Since the Son has made me free, I am walking in that freedom indeed, and I know without a doubt, "It's My Year To Get My Thing From My God!"
Lord I thank you that my freedom is not based on things or people, but my freedom is found in you. Thank you for making me free. In Jesus name Amen.
Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY