Now you may be asking why I call this blog Freedom Letters. In the past year, God has really opened my heart to true freedom– and now I want to share it with you! First, let’s define freedom. Freedom is the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. It’s also defined as “the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved.” So what ‘enslaves’ us in our lives? SIN. SHAME. GUILT. And there’s lots more where that came from. These things holds us back from so much that God has intended for us. Obviously we can’t stop sinning– that’s physically impossible. But Ephesians 2:3 says “… All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath..” Every human born into this sinful world (except one: Jesus Christ) is born a sinner. We could try to be absolutely perfect, but ultimately, there’s no way we could succeed.
what is enslaving you?
Okay, now that’s kind of a depressing thought! Even though we can’t stop sinning, that doesn’t mean there isn’t hope. In verse four of Ephesians 2 it says, “But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved)…” BUT GOD—I love that, it sings of hope. Even though we are born sinners, and we’ll never have the authority to stop sinning, we have a Savior that has offered us the opportunity to not be OWNED by sin.
We were once enslaved to sin. BUT GOD has set us free.
There it is. This is why I’ve started to a blog– to help people find freedom in Christ to break their chains of slavery and sin, and leave it behind them. I dearly hope that this blog may influence your day, week, or maybe even life, and ultimately draw you closer to Christ! So often, all it takes to be free of one’s burden, is a little push towards the cross. YOU can’t carry your burden, I can’t carry your burden, only HE can. But ya know what’s awesome? He already has. He took your burden at the cross over 2,000 years ago, and now, all you have to do is accept that you don’t have to be owned by sin ever again.
freedom is found in Christ
Now go encourage someone else with the great news of freedom!