September 17, 2008
“Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take you stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you.” Galatians 5:1 The Message
Life in Christ is true freedom…
You have been set free to live … to live a life that loves. You could never set yourself free on your own or keep yourself free. The Delivering One has set you free. Before.. you were trapped in yourself … trapped in habits that trapped you in more habits that trapped you in places you hoped no one would ever see. But God saw … He saw you trapped and has set you free in Christ. You’ve been Cross-Freed once and for all. Your freedom is only freedom when it is in a relationship with Jesus. He has set you free to serve one another. That simply means you are loving the life that Jesus is living through you daily. There will be bumps along the way. You will stumble from time to time. You will sometimes use your freedom and get trapped back inside yourself. Remember: Christ has set you free … free to live a life that loves God with all of your heart, mind, soul, and strength. You have been set free to learn how to walk in the freedom of Christ living in you. It only takes a moment to reach out and receive the only freedom that is truly free today: Life in Christ….
“For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.” Galatians 5:13 The Message
Ken Chester: Grace Gripped is sent M-F to Christ Freed Followers and friends of Priority One (P1F.org)