Today I want to highlight a freedom that is more liberating than any other, and that’s the freedom found in Christ Jesus.
As an American, you have the right to choose your own path in life. You can attend school, worship how you see fit, vote for whomever you choose, buy and wear what you want.. You have choices. Liberty is a beautiful thing!
But for all the liberation granted in this nation, a woman can still be trapped in her soul. And what good is the freedom to be who you want and do what you want when you have no peace or joy?
Asking God for forgiveness may bring us back into right relationship, but the soul is still worn and tired from being toyed with. A tired soul feels loneliness and guilt when its deeds are done. A trapped soul will cry on its pillow, but soothe itself by going back to the act that created the pain in the first place. What a vicious cycle!
For all you can do in this nation to express your liberty, what good is it if your soul is sad, worn, and defeated?
Paul says it best:
All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful;
all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify.
(1 Corinthians 10:23 NKJV)
Yes, my sister, you can do what you want. But is it good for you? Will it push you forward? Will it give you peaceful sleep, or will it violate your conscience?
Read: 1 Corinthians 10:23, Romans 14:17
- Father, deliver me from the snares in my soul.
- Teach me about true liberty, and help me walk in righteousness, peace, and joy.