Thursday, March 2, 2017
I want to continue to talk about free people today. As I was reading the book"With One Cry", by David Butts I came across a section where he wrote about praying for freedom. The pilgrims were so enamored with this idea, that they were willing to launch out into the Atlantic with little certainty that they would survive.
David says," One of the most important prayers you can pray is for restoration of freedom." I believe he is right. Romans 8:21 says,"that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into freedom and glory of the children of God."
Galatians 5:1 says, "For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery." Some of you may be wondering what kind of freedom I am speaking about. Freedom of worship is certainly what we have in this nation, but the freedom of our souls only comes when we bow our knee at the foot of the cross. Many church goers have no idea about this, because they think that just their presence in church pleases God. He is after much more.
Our hearts are what control what we say, and how we say it. Where we go, and what we do with our time come from our hearts. Freedom of the heart comes when we become free to be all that God desires us to be. This requires a surrender of our own ways to God. It goes against everything that we think we need to hold on to, but once we obey God, and follow in His footsteps, we understand how life has just begun!