The Blogger Herself

The Blogger Herself

Thursday, September 07, 2006

For Freedom Sake!


I am going to try and update this thing more often. I post a question for you tonight. What comes to mind when you think of the word freedom? This word is often thrown around by politicians today. Do you see the image of a soldier in battle fighting for the liberty you enjoy? Do you see an inmate being released from prison bars? Do you see a parent being released from the addiction of food or drugs?

How does one get free? I guess that you might wonder what has brought about this sudden urge to explore the concept of freedom. Well, that brings me to the glorious news that can be found in Gal. 5:1 "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Many people think that by living for Christ, they are giving up their freedom. Here Paul tells us that it is Christ's desire for us to be free. He did not free us, to hold it over our heads, he freed us for freedom sake! It shows me that God often desires life giving freedom for me, more than I desire it for myself. I am sometimes like a slave, who chooses to remain a slave, because it more familiar to me than the pathway to freedom. If I am learning anything, it is that familiar, while it is comfortable it is not always best. When I turn back to the chains of slavery, I am choosing to say no to Christ, and treating the price he paid to ensure my freedom, as though it means nothing, or has no power. Lord help me choose the road to freedom with all it curves, instead of the familiar chains I am bound by!

Have a good weekend!