FREEDOM – by definition from Meriam Webster, meaning the quality or state of being free: such as the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.
The ordeal of 12 teenagers football players including the coach trapped inside labyrinth cave in Thailand has caught worldwide attention with different rescuers from many nations send their best man to help them. The kids aged 9-16 has been inside the partially flooded cave for 14 days now cannot go out because the only entrance and exit was flooded. One navy diver has already died. The kids is with no freedom – as they cannot do anything but sit and wait until they can be totally recued. Our prayers are with them. They will be rescued safely.
Everyone of us has been enslave by sin ( Romans 6:6) we don’t have any freedom at all, as we all desire is to satisfies our flesh. Most of the time we sin and hurt God. But praise and thank Jesus, his death on the cross has given us freedom. Freedom is not free! Jesus Christ pay a higher price for you and my freedom. “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed (John 8:36). And the Holy Spirit empowers every believer now as you acknowledge Him. “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom”
True freedom requires true dependence on God, the Holy spirit. That is trusting your whole life being, upon Jesus alone! –in everything, family, relationship, works, business, and hardships. Let the will of God be the center of your will.
True Freedom requires you to obey and say no to sin but yes to God! That means you will no longer use your freedom to sin; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Galatians 5:13-14).
Do you still struggling to live in sin. Depends on God with your life, and commit to obey all his commands. Start by sharing Jesus to your friend now!
May the Lord bless you.