Do This When You Want to Be Free

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What does it take and what does it mean to have freedom in Christ? If you and I want to be free it's important to know the truth and trust the One who alone is able to give us the freedom we want.

I want to be free and I’m guessing it’s something you want too.

Jesus said…

“You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.

John 8:31–32, 36

Based on that, those who want to be free need to KNOW and TRUST JESUS. He is the One who gives us…

1. Freedom from the guilt and shame of sin. 

God is faithful and reliable. If we confess our sins, He forgives them and cleanses us from everything we’ve done wrong.

1 John 1:9

2. Freedom from slavery to sin.

We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin.

Romans 6:6

3. Freedom from the lies we tell ourselves. 

If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth.

1 John 1:8

4. Freedom from Satan’s lies. 

Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.

Ephesians 6:11

Those are the things we are free from but does that give us freedom to do whatever we want even if God’s Word says it goes against His will?

Paul wrote…

Well then, should we keep on sinning so that God can show us more and more of his wonderful grace? Of course not!

Romans 6:1–2a

True freedom comes from the Spirit giving us the desire to trust and obey God’s will.

Not perfectly! I know I can confess my sins and think, say, or do something I shouldn’t two minutes later. I sometimes wonder how long I could go without doing something that “falls short of God’s glory.” When I’m being honest with myself, the answer is not very long.

So, living out freedom from sin means consistently confessing and repenting.

  • Confessing = is admitting that we have done or failed to do something according to God’s will.
  • Repenting = expressing our sincere remorse over our failures and our desire to change.

Because when we confess and repent, we have the promise that we are forgiven and free.

So, may we TRUST JESUS. He alone is the One who sets us truly free from sin, death, and the power of satan.

What does it take and what does it mean to have freedom in Christ? If you and I want to be free it's important to know the truth and trust the One who alone is able to give us the freedom we want.

Let’s pray…

When You Want to be Free – Pray … Confess and Repent

Father God, thank you for Jesus and for demonstrating Your love through Him. Thank You for making it possible for us to KNOW what He did and taught. He showed us the Way to You and made it possible for us to walk in Faith.

He has always been and will always be the TRUTH that leads to LIFE setting us free forever.

Your grace, mercy, and love overwhelm me. The enemy constantly tries to tempt, taunt, and trap me in sin and I know I weaken way too often. I am so very sorry. Please forgive me.

Your Word promises that because of Jesus, You forgive everyone who repents through faith in Him. I thank and praise You. With Your Spirit’s prompting and help, I will confess and repent of my weaknesses and failures each day. I will celebrate the freedom I am blessed to enjoy by Your grace and put on the armor You provide to stand firm against evil strategies focusing my heart and mind on Your love to obey Your will.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

What does it take and what does it mean to have freedom in Christ? If you and I want to be free it's important to know the truth and trust the One who alone is able to give us the freedom we want.

Here are a few of my favorite Scriptures and quotes about the freedom we enjoy in Christ…

 For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Corinthians 3:17

“I need only to let faith in all its freedom exercise its power and dominion. Indeed, this is the priceless power and freedom of the Christian.” ~ Martin Luther

 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

“To serve God, to love God, to enjoy God, is the sweetest freedom in the world.” ~ Thomas Watson

Let’s pause throughout the day to celebrate the freedom we have in and through Christ Jesus. By God’s grace … we are blessed to enjoy freedom from sin and free to be who God created us to be.

Praise God!

So we praise God for the glorious grace He has poured out on us who belong to His dear Son. He is so rich in kindness and grace that He purchased our freedom with the blood of His Son and forgave our sins.

Ephesians 1:6–7

God bless you as you celebrate and live the blessing of freedom.

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  1. Martha Orlando says:

    Only in Jesus can our freedom be complete.
    Blessings, Deb!

    1. Amen, Martha! I hope you’ve enjoyed a wonderful weekend. Blessings!