Freedom to Flourish
John 8:36 (NIV®)
“If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”
Would you like to know God’s agenda? It’s freedom in your life. It’s not bondage. He doesn’t want to limit your happiness or your joy or your pleasure. If there is a place in Scripture where God says, “Don’t do that,” or times when the Holy Spirit has made it clear to you that a choice is wrong, it’s because if you go forward with it, things are not going to work out well. If we are willing to be really honest, most of us have tried some of those things and regretted it. So we came back and said, “God, I will try Your way after all.” God’s way will always be the best way to live.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the freedom You offer through life in Your Son. Thank You for the hedges of protection You have set around my life. Forgive me for the times I have not appreciated Your watch care over me and have ignored Your boundaries. Thank You for the blessings of love and assurance You pour over me when I am living Your way. May my life be a reflection of You. In Jesus’ name, amen.