"It is for freedom that Christ has set you free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery". Galatians 5:1
SO EASY TO BE PULLED BACK
Ponder: Between "Christ has set you free" and "It is for freedom" there is a wide chasm. Living in freedom in everyday life is very different from just knowing that Christ has set you free. These two have to come into play every moment of every day. One way of putting this into your life is to recognise that God loves you so much and He wants you to know this love. He wants you to know this love so deeply in your life that you no longer want to do anything that offends Him. This is freedom in action! This is also the antidote to insecurity and fear.
Action: Ask God to help you know this love every moment of every day so you can stand firm in the assurance that nothing can separate you from His love. Think about this passage in Romans 8: 38-39. New Living Translation "And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Prayer: God, please help me know and live in Your love today. Let this love be so real to me that I no longer desire to offend you by turning back to my old ways of coping, or my old ways of excitement and escape.
Challenge: Read Romans 8: 38-39 a few times over the next 24 hours, crying out to God that this will become a reality in your life.