Freedom

Independence Day is this Thursday. We celebrate being free.

But while many celebrate being free they truly aren’t.

The only way to true freedom is through God and the sacrifice of His Son Jesus.

Those who are not followers of the Way are still ensnared and enslaved by their sins and ultimately death. Some are ignorant to this while others don’t seem to care.

But God freed us from our sins and death.

The new culture and society teaches us to love self, get as much money and pleasure as you can. YOLO (You Only Live Once) is the motto.

But our souls are eternal, we can have ever lasting life through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Or we can refuse and accept an eternity separated from God.

I’ve heard some say Christianity is restricting and they left the faith because they always felt guilty and judged after making mistakes.

How sad is that?

That is not what God expects.

It’s society that expects perfection. Your always judged on your looks, your money, what you own, what you do. Society pretends to build you up but they can’t wait for your first mistake to tear you down.

If perfection was possible in God’s eyes Jesus wouldn’t have had to sacrifice Himself on the cross for us.

God loves you no matter what.

The Lord died for your sins because He chose to accept you as your imperfect self.

All He asks is for you to love Him back.

How freeing is that?

So let’s show the world what it is like to truly be free. Praise God in both the good and the bad times, show how He has positively influenced your life in every way.

There is nothing more free than being a child of God.

That is something to be celebrated every day of the year.

Have a blessed week,

Chris

 

2 thoughts on “Freedom

  1. Dr. Thomas Maples July 2, 2019 / 12:47 pm

    We need to accept and give gratitude for all we have. There are very real examples in the secular and non-secular world of individuals standing in judgment. This acts in direct antithesis of the teachings held within the Bible. One can find aspects of freedom within the work commanded by the the giving of the parabolas in the Gospels , b

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    • Dr. Thomas Maples July 2, 2019 / 12:49 pm

      But these also have to be worked to overcome there paradoxical nature. This article really made me think. It is a true work in progress to work the Mercy giving nature of Christ and God. Thank you for this reminder.

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