Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Being Free!

In times of great uncertainty, when despair rages within us, we find ourselves living life bound by this world and our spirit struggles to be set free from the chains that bind us. Our prayers bombard the heavens and it seems as though the chains only become heavier as we plead for God’s help and mercy. But, what we find is that we are only bound because our faith has failed in the face of fear. If we are focused upon the things of “this world” and we aren’t continually surrendering every area of our lives to Almighty God… we are a sitting target. When we’re facing the burdens of this life and we’re overwhelmed with the impossibilities, we must look at our faith. When our eyes are fixed upon God and our faith is grounded in Him, we are free.

Whatever it is that holds you captive and keeps you bound is the thing that God will use to show you His glory. Each obstacle you face in life is your opportunity to step forward in your faith in God. It is your chance to pass a test; declaring that your faith in God will not be moved. In your brokenness and weakest moment, God is asking you to pay the price for the freedom He offers; freedom does not come without a price. We must die to self. Those emotions of doubt and despair, causing you to constantly feel trapped, are the enemy’s tools; there’s a barrier being built between you and God. The enemy’s desire is to get the best of you. He wants you living in fear; the defeated life.

The fight of faith cannot be fought on our own. We are no match for the spiritual forces that work night and day to keep us moving forward in God’s will. We need Jesus. We need Him because He sets us free. Death could not hold Him and He wants you to know that nothing in this life can hold you either…unless you surrender to the enemy instead of your God.

You might wonder how it is that you can be free in your situation; when the mountains of impossibilities surround you and the evidence that contradicts your faith is mounting…it is only God’s Promises for your life, it’s His Word that sets you free.

If you abide in My word [hold fast to My teachings and live in accordance with them], …you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free.”John 8:31-32 (AMP)

Whatever it is you’re facing in life, God has something to say about it; He has some Truth for you. In the fight of faith you must constantly declare your faith in the face of fear, even when you don’t “feel” like it. Hold onto God, keep your eyes on Jesus and the price He paid for your freedom, cling to the Cross and don’t let go. Your freedom is in Him; choose to believe God when He says, “You are free!”

So if the Son liberates you [makes you free men], then you are really and unquestionably free.” John 8:36 (AMP)


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I am so blessed that you would take the time to share your thoughts with me! You encourage my faith and I pray that God will fill you to the full with His love, mercy,and grace! With joy, Cherie

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