The fireworks for freedom exploding in the sky, gave me pause to think of the spiritual freedom I have in Christ. (I Corinthians 1:30)
I now have freedom from what?
Life in the world can inflict wounds and create fears that can begin to define my identity and impact my reactions in life. Reactions that are selfish, protective and life degrading to others. (Galatians 5:19-21) I am free of those reactions when I turn and embrace my adoption as a child of God (Romans 8:15) I have a new identity, I am a new creation, reborn with a new nature. (Galatians 6:16) I am now wise to God’s love, made pure and right with God.
With a new mind I am now free to have a fruitful life overflowing with life giving responses, freely showing love and service to others. (Galatians 5:22-25)
May what our Master Jesus Christ gives freely be deeply and personally yours, my friends. Oh, yes! Galatians 6:18 (MSG)
Thank you Father that I can live free from the oppression of my fears and nature of sin that robs me of a life of joy. Now I can have the wisdom to act and experience the joy and peace of living life walking in Your love. ~ in Jesus name AMEN
Debbie Leal says
That thought, that we are a new creation in Christ started me thinking of why don’t we take on a new name like the apostles did, Cephas became Peter and Saul became Paul. I think somehow it would remind us of our true, new nature. But I don’t see that happening. One can wish.
Thanks for a wonderful post once again.
Cathy Burns says
A new name would be a great reminder of our born again, new identity as a child of God. We have to daily remind ourselves of our True selves…practicing spiritual disciplines is a good way to begin. Thanks for your encouragement.