Freedom in Christ

get-attachment (47)I can be and have been bound by guilt, by sin, by everything in this world. And it’s not a lovely feeling, can you relate?

That is exactly how the devil wants us to feel.  Bound. But Friends, do not forget what Christ did for you when he died on the cross for you. That is where your freedom lies.

We sin, we are sinners unworthy of what God has graciously given us. Let go of guilt and live in his grace. There is enough mercy and grace for all his children.

My challenge for you is to become grateful, regardless of circumstances. Repent of any sin you have not cut ties from, then accept his grace and be free.

It’s hard and I can tell you I don’t get it right every day, and lately I’ve been failing at it more than overcoming.

Last night I heard of a family member passing. I have not had much contact with this person, but after finally becoming closer and talking more, I hurt her feelings over something I did. I admitted my failure and asked for forgiveness. But it ended in a non-settled conversation, thus bringing on much guilt and condemnation when hearing she was gone. Someone I could not reconcile with. It had to be left as it was. And it was hard. I could feel the bounding up in my body, my mind, and I was tense. At that moment I excused myself to go to my room and pray. I prayed again for forgiveness and release from guilt. It was not how I wanted our relationship to end, but there is nothing more that can be done.

And what was brought to my mind was Jesus on the cross, my slate, wiped clean.

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

Not some, not “oh not that one, you really screwed up there!” But ALL!!!

Is there something holding on to you today, binding you?

Give it to God. Repent and move on in his grace, his mercy, his freedom!

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