Thursday, March 19, 2009

Thankful Thursday - Freedom

For more thankful hearts visit Lynn's site. She will be hosting Thankful for this month.

She set the challenge to post on the freedom that God has provided in many ways. At first, the word freedom stirs emotions of political and religious freedom which I enjoy in the US. These freedoms, though not to be taken lightly, cannot compare to the freedom that God provides when I place myself into His hands. I do not suffer oppression as a Christian and am not persecuted for my faith. However, Satan would like to keep me in bondage in other areas that may not be seen by others: fear, insecurity, doubt, discouragement. My Savior came to set me from all that. Satan no longer has any power. God's Word states that we have divine power to destroy strongholds and anything that sets itself up against God. Wow! That power is the dynamite in our lives that allows us to be free.

I am thankful that God has chosen me and keeps me. He has set me free from both the penalty and power of sin. I am thankful that when I mess up, he gently reminds me who is in charge and that he has already taken care of things if I just let him. He has given me the freedom to live.


He And Me + 3 said...

I too am Thankful for that freedom we have in Christ. I am also grateful to have escaped the bondage of sin...what a freedom!

Denise said...

Great thankful post.

Angela said...

I loved your post..just beautiful