“So if the son sets you free, you will be freed indeed.” (John 8:36 NIV)
There is a great power we Christ followers have been given to use. Literally the power which raised Jesus Christ from the dead lives within us! Think for a minute how powerful that is.
Do you feel that powerful?
Chances are you don’t. But why? We do not because we fail to accept God for who he is, in all his glory, in all his power. We put our limitations on him, and when we do so, we keep ourselves in bondage. As Pastor Rick Warren said, “Real freedom is freedom from fear, where you’re truly free from guilt, worry, bitterness, an death. You’re free to quit pretending because you’re free to be yourself.”
The key to letting go of these fears, Warren says, is “letting God love you!” I definitely do not revel in how much God loves me. I do not take hold of the enormity of power in the truth of his love for us. But the truth is God loves me unconditionally; everyday, all day and forever.
When we begin to take hold of this powerful truth of God’s love; all the worry, bitterness, fear begins to shrink and fall away beneath the almighty glory of God. So today, I will begin to truly utilize the real freedom God has given me. God is love. If I can grow into trusting God’s love for me; my love for God, others and myself will be tremendously greater.
God loves me unconditionally; everyday, all day and forever.
Step forth and take hold of the power and freedom we have been granted.