Don’t Forget You’re Free | Short Sermon Series
More than once, the children of Israel forgot how bad life was when they were enslaved in Egypt, and wanted to turn back to Egypt. The same can be said of us; we often forget how bad living in bondage is and we crave to go back to our old, familiar ways.
We decide to open a bottle when something unforeseen shakes us or cave in to our old habits and bad company when we’re under pressure, instead of calling a friend who’s committed to help us stay the course. We grow tired of believing God’s Word and go back to the lies that say, “You’re a loser and a nobody. You’ll always be a loser and nobody.”
The truth is, no matter how bad our past was, it’s always easier to go back to our old and familiar ways than to forge something new. There isn’t a quick fix, but we all go through our own journeys to get to our freedom, to defeat our giants, to defeat our shame.
Jesus died to secure our freedom (from sin, death, shame and guilt) so that we can live life to the fullest with each other and our Heavenly Father. Yes, we’ll enjoy that freedom in heaven, but we don’t have to wait to walk in freedom. Jesus offers us freedom now - to walk freely in the fullness of every promise He has for us, and to be who He made us to be and to do all He made us to do!
Devotional by @christinecaine