Liberty in Him

12 01 2015

Lifted handsWhenever, though, they turn to face God as Moses did, God removes the veil and there they are—face-to-face! They suddenly recognize that God is a living, personal presence, not a piece of chiseled stone. And when God is personally present, a living Spirit, that old, constricting legislation is recognized as obsolete. We’re free of it! All of us! Nothing between us and God, our faces shining with the brightness of his face. And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like him.  II Corinthians 3:16-18 MSG

We all desire to be free.  Free from the dark and negative things that we experience in life.  Our hearts and minds seek liberty from the bondage of sin and the intensity of brokenness.  We seek to be free from the anxiety, depression and bitterness that keep us from free thinking and living.  Seemingly captive, we feel like we are moving through a maze with no exits.  I am so thankful that liberty is available to us.  We can experience freedom, liberty and peace through Jesus Christ.  We can take a step toward Him, presenting our heart, mind and soul to Him, just as we are.  No special preparation is needed.  He knows all about where we are, what we are feeling and what we need.  In a focused place on Him, we can open our hearts in prayer and conversation with the Savior.  We can talk to Him about what we are feeling and our desire to be free from sin and any other hindrance in our lives.  We can tell Him about how sorry we are for past sin and our desire to live in close relationship with Him.  We can accept Him in our hearts as Lord and Savior.  In relationship with Him, in prayer, reading His Word and seeking to be closer in Worship, liberty is available to us.  Change is available to us.  A new life in freedom is available to us.

Dear Jesus: 

 We thank you for today.  We thank you for this opportunity to acknowledge where we are today.  We are in need of you.  We need you in our hearts and minds.  We need you in our lives.  Lord, we acknowledge that we are a sinner.   Lord, we recognize we are living in a state of brokenness where anxiety, depression and even bitterness may reside in our minds.  We are so thankful for the gift of salvation and deliverance that is available today.  We ask you to come into our hearts and provide the healing needed in our hearts, minds and souls.  We accept you as Lord and Savior.  We thank you for the gift of your love.  We thank you for the gift of liberty in you.  In the precious name of Jesus Christ.  Amen.


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