Walk In Freedom

Walk In Freedom

Yesterday was Memorial Day – when were remember those who gave their lives for our freedom.

Just like there are many who fought and died to protect our freedom, we have a Savior who gave His life for us at the cross, to set us free! We were once claves to sin, but He won our freedom, and made a way for us to become children of God!

God wants you to walk in freedom from worry, fear, anxiety, sickness, disease, addiction, or anything else you may be dealing with. He loves you more than you could ever imagine, and He is both willing and able to do the impossible for you, if you will put your trust in Him. It is His desire for you to experience the freedom Christ purchased for you in every area of your life. You have been set free because of what your Savior has done for you. Receive your freedom today!

Remember and give thanks for those who have given their lives so that you could be free, including Christ, who gave His life for your freedom at the cross! Have faith that because of His finished work, you have been made free, and begin to walk in the freedom that is yours in Him!

The Son Of Man Came To Serve

Matthew 20 28This week’s memory verse from Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is Matthew 20:28. It says that the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and give His life as a ransom for many.

Our Savior didn’t come to be served, but to serve. He healed the sick, raised the dead, and caused the blind to see. He went about doing good, and healing all who were oppressed of the devil (Acts 10:38). The same Savior that served those around Him when He was here on this earth, still desires for you to allow Him to serve you right now, and be Savior in every area of your life, for He is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). He still wants to provide for you healing, life, and freedom, if you will let Him.

Jesus came to give His life as a ransom for many. This was the greatest act of service He could do for us. He gave His life in our place, taking upon Himself the punishment we deserved, so we could have a relationship with God, and be able to freely receive His many blessings. This Christmas, remember to celebrate the One who gave His life to redeem you!

As He Is, So Are You!

As He Is, So Are You!This week’s memory verse from Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is 1 John 4:17. This verse says that as Jesus is, so are we – that in this world, we are like Him!

When we look at ourselves, we see our mistakes, our failures, and our imperfections. When God looks at us, He sees the righteousness and perfection of His Son covering us. You are not who you once were! You are a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17). You are in Christ. He is your new identity!

As Jesus is, so are you! As He is accepted by God, so are you! As He is loved by the Father, so are you! As He is in perfect right standing before the Most High, so are you! As He is free from sickness, fear, depression, discouragement, despair, and anxiety at God’s right hand, so are you!This freedom is available to you for the taking – receive it!

Begin to view yourself in this light. See yourself as God sees you. Find your identity in Christ!

As A Child Of God, You Can . . .

As A Child Of God, You Can . . .

As a child of God, you can . . .

believe what God says about you, rather than the devil’s lies. Sometimes, it’s easy to ignore what God has to say about us, and fall for the enemy’s deception. Your Heavenly Father says that you are His beloved, cherished, valued, and treasured son or daughter. Choose to believe His words, and accept them as truth!

approach God with the freedom and confidence that comes from with knowing that He is your loving Heavenly Father. You are a child of God, and as His child, you have the privilege of boldly approaching His throne of grace (Hebrews 4:16). Use this privilege!

allow God’s love and grace to free you from condemnation and regret. You don’t need to constantly condemn yourself over mistakes you’ve made. Christ has paid the price for them in full!

trust in what Christ has done for your continued right standing before God, rather than your actions. You can never be good enough to earn righteousness. If what Christ did was enough to save you, then it’s enough to keep you in right standing with your Father in Heaven!

receive God’s blessings as the free gifts of grace they are intended. God’s blessing upon your life isn’t dependent on what you do, but rather on what Christ has done. His finished work has qualified you to receive all of the blessings God has for you!

Linking up this post with Thriving Thursdays at Serving Joyfully, and Monday’s Musings at What Joy Is Mine.

My Declaration Of Freedom

My Declaration Of FreedomStarting today, I declare that I am no longer a slave. I am a child of God.

As God’s child, I no longer need to feel afraid or ashamed to stand before my Heavenly Father. I will no longer experience a sense of unworthiness in His presence, for I know that He has made me worthy by sending His Son to die for me, and become my righteousness.

I have been saved, redeemed, forgiven, and made right with God. When He looks at me, He no longer sees my sin. He sees Jesus’ righteousness covering me. I am in Christ
(2 Corinthians 5:17), and I am accepted, loved, cherished, and treasured by God, just as He is (1 John 4:17).

I recognize that it is the devil who wants me to feel condemned, defeated, depressed, discouraged, and worthless – like I don’t matter. These feelings are not from God. They never have been, and never will be. Therefore, I refuse to accept them. I am not a slave, who has to earn the approval of my master. I am a son or daughter of the Most High, to whom His approval and affection are freely given, without stipulation.

I refuse to accept the mindset of a slave – thinking that my relationship with God is based on my actions, and that when I mess up, my standing before Him suffers – and I refuse to attempt to bring others under such slavery. Instead, I will share the message of reconciliation, with which I have been entrusted – the good news that God has reconciled the world to Himself through Christ, and is no longer counting their sins against them
(2 Corinthians 5:18-19).

I am not who I once was. I am a new creation in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17). I am a completely different person. I have been perfected once and for all by the only Perfect One  (Hebrews 10:14).

I choose to believe what God says about me, rather the lies of the devil, who is the deceiver of the brethren (Revelation 12:9), and I will ask for God’s help to distinguish His truth from the lies.

This is my declaration of freedom, of sonship, and of unfailing right standing before God, who is my loving Heavenly Father.

My Declaration Of Freedom

Give Thanks For Freedom

Give Thanks For FreedomTomorrow is the Fourth of July – the day we celebrate America’s independence from British rule, and our nation’s beginning. This Fourth of July, let’s take some time to give thanks for the ability to live in a free country, and the rights we have as its citizens – such as freedom of speech, and freedom of religion.

Let’s also give thanks for the freedom that we have in Christ. He gave His life for us at the cross, so that we could live a life of freedom as God’s beloved children.

God wants us to experience the freedom His Son died to give us. Here are some verses that speak of our freedom:

  • Those the Son sets free are free indeed (John 8:36).
  • The law of the Spirit of life has set us free from the law of sin and death
    (Romans 8:2).
  • We have been set free from sin (Romans 6:18).
  • It’s for freedom that Christ set us free (Galatians 5:1).
  • We were called to be free (Galatians 5:13).
  • We have been freed from our sins by Jesus’ blood (Revelation 1:5).

This Fourth of July, let’s give thanks for our freedom as Americans, and even more, for the freedom that we have in Christ!

Happy Fourth Of July!

He Gave His Life So You Could Be Free

He Gave His Life So You Could Be Free

Yesterday was Memorial Day – a day devoted to honoring those who have fought for our country, and given their lives for our freedom. Just as on Memorial Day, we remember those who have laid down their lives in our defense, so should we remember and give thanks to the One who laid down His life for us at the cross, each and every day.

We all have sinned (Romans 3:23), and the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23). In and of ourselves, not one of us are righteous (Romans 3:10). We can do nothing to save ourselves. Jesus knew this. He knew that the only way for us to have eternal life was for Him to come and give His life for us. He did so willingly. He demonstrated the greatest form of love in taking our sins upon Himself, and dying for us at the cross (John 15:13).

In His death and resurrection, He won the battle over the devil once and for all. He has disarmed principalities and powers, triumphing over them by the cross (Colossians 2:15). The enemy has no more power over us, for we have been translated from his kingdom into the kingdom of God’s own Son (Colossians 1:13). Our adversary, the devil, truly has been defeated!

Because he has been defeated, our freedom is secure. It is found in Jesus, and His finished work. He paid the price to set us free from every addiction, every fear, every anxiety, every bondage, and every chain. What He has done is far more powerful than the lies and deceit of the devil. If the Son has made us free, then we truly are free indeed (John 8:36)!

Let’s remember and give thanks for our Savior, who gave His life for our freedom, on a daily basis. Because of Him, the devil has been defeated, and we have been set free. Know this, and begin to walk in the freedom He has purchased for you by giving His life at the cross!

The Gift Of No Condemnation

The Gift Of No CondemnationRomans 8:1 says that there is NO condemnation for those who are in Christ. Today, no matter what you have done or failed to do, there is no condemnation for you in Him!

Why is there no condemnation for those who are in Christ? Romans 8:2 gives us the answer – because the law of the Spirit of life has set us free from the law of sin and death. No matter how hard we try, we never can live up to the standards of perfection detailed in the law. Every time we try, we end up caught in a cycle of trying and failing, trying and failing, over and over again. 2 Corinthians 3:7 calls it the ministry that brought death, engraved on stones, and 2 Corinthians 3:9 declares it the ministry that brought condemnation. 2 Corinthians 3:9 goes on to say, however, that if the ministry that brought condemnation was glorious, how much more glorious is that which brings righteousness!

Through Moses was given the law, but through Christ came grace and truth (John 1:17). We are made righteous through faith in Him (Philippians 3:9). If we believe in Him, we are NOT condemned (John 3:18)! Know that you are the righteousness of God in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:21). Receive His gift of no condemnation, and walk in the freedom He desires for you!