Prayer is a spiritual discipline that most Christians are familiar with but most of us are frustrated with at times. Why don’t Christians pray more? We don’t know how. If you didn’t grow up in church, or even if you did, praying can be incredibly intimidating, especially if you grew up in a formal church where the pastor […]
The following is a devotion from my message series 10 Steps to Freedom. I hope these devotionals help you experience lasting freedom in Jesus!
STEP TEN: day 5
Give back and help others experience the freedom you now have
You can’t change your past, but you can keep it from defining your present and destroying your future. You are on the road to freedom. You may never fully arrive this side of heaven, but you are arriving. You are walking in freedom! At the very beginning of this journey we held onto Jesus’ promise that “if the Son sets you free, you are free indeed” (John 8:36). Now that you’ve begun to walk in freedom, now that you’ve begun to overcome the things that have held you in bondage for too long, and now that you’re beginning to experience the joy and the life that comes through freedom in Jesus, it’s time to look behind you and extend a hand to someone in need of that same freedom.
Your freedom was never meant to be kept to yourself. This joy by its very essence is designed to be contagious, to spill over into the lives of others and bring even more freedom in Jesus. You are at the beginning of a freedom revolution, a transformation that will affect not just your future but the lives of everyone you interact with from this day forward. You are free! Your freedom is important enough to safeguard, so stay constantly vigilant to ensure that your hope remains in Jesus, that you walk in surrender, that you cultivate a vibrant relationship with God and that you root yourselves in God’s Word, allowing it to continually shape your thinking. Never stop forgiving, never stop doing life together, never stop worshipping. Establish safeguards to protect your freedom and when you fail, repent and keep pressing forward. You have everything you need to walk and live in freedom, because you have Jesus. The Son has set you free, and you are free indeed!
QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION
- Spend some time and thank Jesus for the freedom he has worked and will continue to work in your life.
- Write down the names of 2-3 people God is putting on your heart to give back and help journey with you into freedom?
You can read other devotional entries for 10 Steps to Freedom here.