Walking in Freedom

by Julie

“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” John8:36

Think of what your life would look like without anything holding you back. Picture yourself without fear or worry. Visualize yourself without sickness or pain. Imagine what  it would be like without all of the what if questions and guilt from past sins or mistakes.

Can you consider the most free you have ever felt? Now multiply that by a thousand. This is the freedom that is available to us in Jesus! God is inviting all of us into that freedom.

When we fix our eyes on Him and desire His presence above everything else,  that’s what we get. He shows up and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom! He is so ready to break off those chains we have become so comfortable with. When the chains come off  we become free to live the lives we were created to live.

Galatians 5:1 says, “For Freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” I once heard this verse translated in two words. Stay free. It sounds so simple but it is so profound. Jesus is the reason for our freedom but we have a responsibility to maintain it. The work has already been done and the veil has already been torn.  Stand firm in the freedom that has been given you. Declare your freedom and protect it by staying in intimacy with Him! We are citizens of Heaven–a place where freedom cannot be stolen!

As we experience this freedom, we are able to walk in our true identities as sons and daughters of God. Freedom allows us to enter into our destiny and purpose.  Part of our destiny as believers is to give what we have received! As carriers of the Kingdom, we carry freedom.

Let’s take a look at the people in our lives that seem to be lacking freedom. It could be your co-workers, close friends, a family member, or even the cashier at the grocery store. Align yourself with God’s heart for these people and share the freedom you have been given. Speak freedom into the atmosphere and be confident in what the Lord is doing. It is our privilege to partner with God and bring His freedom to the world. We get to be a part of the celebration that happens in Heaven when a child of God is set free.

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