Thursday, 3 February 2011

GROWING IN FREEDOM

John 8:34-36
Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.  Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever.  So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
 
My heart aches as I look around the church and see so many committed Christians living in hidden sin in the church. Sin has a way of enslaving us, controlling, dominating and dictating our actions and behaviour. Jesus came to set you and I free from this slavery that keeps us from becoming the person God created us to be.
 
God designed His children for lives of freedom so there is no reason for us to live in a bondage of secret sin. Instead Jesus expects us to bring all our hidden sins into His glorious light, repenting and having Him gently straighten out the roots for growth and thriving, rather than daily sweeping it under the carpet. I can't help but feel some of the reasons why Christians in the church do this, is pride! However, there is also the fear of judgment and being dealt with harshly.
 
I came to encourage you and not beat you up. Let's dig out every hidden sin in our lives today and bring it into God's light and trust Him to set us free from it. Share it with a trusted friend, your spiritual mentor or a leader in your church and cry out to God together. Don't spend another moment bound by the bondage of sin, thrive to grow in FREEDOM!


Reflections:
Spend time with God, ask Him to search your heart. Be still and see what He reveals, then ask for forgiveness and embrace this freedom wholeheartedly.

Power verses:
"For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace."--Romans 6:14

"But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it--he will be blessed in what he does."-- James 1:25

"Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." - Romans 8:1

2011 By Enyonam Gbekle. All rights reserved.

5 comments:

  1. Spot on, Enyonam.. The truth is that we easily become complacent and forget that God has his standards which he won't break for us..Thanks for sharing..

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  2. Thank you Berry, be blessed!

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  3. good to see that this blog is increasing in followers.

    The flesh is very powerful and Satan uses it to destroy. The best way to fight this battle is to say grounded in Christ. I think i may do a post on this.

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  4. i meant stay grounded in Christ.

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  5. Yes it is gradually increasing, thanks to your support Chizzy. The Lord will increase and continue to order your steps and bless you in all your endeavours. You have such a sweet spirit and I am very grateful and thankful to the LORD for bringing you into my life. I will be looking forward to reading your article on the power of the flesh.

    You are such a blessing and an inspiration to me and many beleivers. God bless you sis!

    Love you,
    Enyonam

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