This past week and weekend I have been resting and reflecting on the freedom that we have in Christ. Today I want to remind you of that freedom as you get ready to prepare for Thanksgiving.
Did you know that freedom in Christ is the only true form of freedom?
John 8:36 (NKJV) tells us… Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.
As I was taking a look at this verse I was reminded that the world’s freedom is nothing compared to what Christ offers. We have to be ever so cautious because the world’s idea of freedom is
In other words:
The key to living free in Christ is to keep depending on grace! Whoa!! Yes indeed.
We get to experience freedom through knowing God, walking in His ways (being a doer of the Word), beingconformed in His image, being transformed by the renewing of our minds, and serving God and others.
I was reading www.carm.org and loved this passage on freedom from Matt Slick…
“One of the signs of being a true Christian, besides believing in the true gospel, is experiencing a sense of freedom. We realize that we do not have to keep the Law in order to please God. We realize that God's favor upon us is not dependent upon our obedience, or our law-keeping. God's favor upon us is because of what Christ did on the cross. Therefore, we are free.
We are free to drink coffee, sip tea, watch a movie, dance, laugh, have a drink, and enjoy life. Yes, we are free to do these things and other things...but without sin.
However, our freedom means that we must not stumble anyone else. We must not abuse our freedom. We are not to be so careless. On the contrary, we are free to live and not have to worry about how our behavior affects God's attitude towards us because his attitude is one of love and acceptance that is guaranteed by the sacrifice of Christ. But, this is not to say that he won't discipline us if we stray. After all, God disciplines those whom he loves (Hebrews 12:6). We must be careful not use our freedom to stumble anyone else. “
What does freedom in Christ look like to you?
Do you feel that your freedom has in any way caused another to stumble?
Join me on the prayer line this evening as I talk a little more about embracing the freedom that Christ brings even as we enter this Thanksgiving and Christmas. Starting today you can join me for prayer by phone or Facebook live audio at 7PM MST. Dial 720-689-1444. Need text reminders? CLICK HERE!
Only By His Grace,
DeLonda Adams, President
Women Resting in God’s Grace