FREEDOM THROUGH RELATIONSHIPS
Are you ever home alone late at night and you hear a creak on the other side of the house? The fear of knowing you are about to die and nobody will ever know… But if just one person were there, you would feel much better.
Or telling all of your friends a joke and nobody laughs? Feeling awkward like nobody is on the same page as you. BUT if just one person laughed, you feel that much better.
What is so important about ONE person making our situation that much better? Because that is the way God made us. God designed us so that we can experience comfort with each other when we are at our weakest.
In Galatians 5:1 it says, “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.”
We know from reading this verse our ultimate freedom is found through Christ and if we follow Christ, God promises us to be set free of our bondage. But how do we experience this “freedom”? We have to stand firm!
To trust that God has you right where you need to be. To continue to be obedient, even when you think God is not there. To not let the ways of this world shape your opinion on who God is.
What is this “freedom” God is telling us about?
When we are walking through Christ every day and are aware of the true calling and purpose of our life. We realize that Christ’s goal for us is to BE FREE!
He encourages us again in Ephesians 6:11. He says, “Put on the full armor of God so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.”