Freedom is a word that is often thrown around, but what does it truly mean? To be free is to be able to live your life without restriction, to make your own choices, and to pursue your own dreams. But true freedom is more than just the absence of external constraints. It is also the freedom from internal bondage, such as sin, addiction, and fear.
The Bible tells us that we can experience true freedom only in Christ. Jesus said, “If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:36). This freedom is not something that we can earn or achieve on our own. It is a gift from God, received by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
Freedom from the penalty of sin. When we put our faith in Jesus, He forgives our sins and pays the penalty for them on our behalf. This means that we are no longer condemned for our sins or under the threat of God’s judgment.
Freedom from the power of sin. Jesus also breaks the power of sin over our lives. He gives us the Holy Spirit to empower us to live holy and righteous lives.
Freedom from fear. Jesus casts out fear and gives us His peace. We can live our lives with confidence, knowing that we are loved and accepted by God.
Freedom to be ourselves. In Christ, we are free to be ourselves without fear of rejection. He loves us for who we are, flaws and all.
Freedom to serve others. Jesus came to serve, not to be served. When we follow His example, we are freed to serve others in love and compassion.
After reading this blog, maybe you have been in need of “something”. Life hasn’t been going right for you and you’ve felt lost or confused about where your life is headed. Or maybe you have been seeking Christ and His love, but haven’t quite figured out which way to go or even how to start.
Whatever the reason or reasons may be…
I’m so thankful that you are interested in experiencing the freedom that is offered in Christ, here are a few steps you can take:
Admit that you are a sinner. We all sin, and sin separates us from God.
Repent of your sins. Repentance is turning away from sin and towards God.
Believe that He died on the cross to pay the penalty for your sins and that He rose from the dead.
Confess Jesus as your Lord and Savior. This means acknowledging that He is the Lord of your life and that you will follow Him.
Receive the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit comes to dwell in us when we put our faith in Jesus. He empowers us to live a holy and righteous life.
Study and Learn God’s Word, and ask In Jesus’ name, for wisdom and knowledge to understand it. As you hold it near and deep in your heart and soul.
Learning to apply the Word of God to your life brings freedom in this world.
If you take these steps, you will experience the freedom that comes from knowing and accepting Jesus Christ. He will forgive your sins, break the power of sin over your life, and give you His peace. You will be free to be yourself, to serve others, and to live your life to the fullest.
I can personally testify to the freedom that is found in Christ. I was a victim of domestic abuse, alone, and lost in this world. A single mother of 3, when the Lord delivered me from my abusive marriage. I was clueless in this life until I truly found Jesus and accepted the Love of God and His Word, into my heart and life.
Jesus has given me a new life, a life filled with hope and joy.
And as I walk in this new life, my journey with Christ, I no longer walk alone. Because I have Jesus by my side, and I know that He will never leave me or forsake me. He has shown me what true love looks like, and He has given me the strength to heal and grow.
I no longer feel the weight of the chains that once bound me, because they have been broken. I am now free to live my life for God and to serve others., free from fear and oppression. I am free to love and be loved, to give and receive. I am free to be myself, and I am free to experience the joy and peace that comes from knowing Him.
Journaling To My Truth