I want to talk to you today about Liberty and Freedom.
When I think about freedom, I think about not being obligated to do what others “THINK” we should do! Even when my kids were little, if someone else had a bad idea, I told them, “You don’t have to do what they tell you to do.”
Nothing changes, just because we are grown-ups or even growing up, in the Lord. He is our Shepherd, Father, Counsellor, and friend, once we have given our lives to him. We can let him become all these things to us, or we can choose to listen to others (friends) who “claim” they have a handle on what WE ought to be doing!
Paul was warning us (by the Spirit of God) in Galatians, to stand fast, and not be put under the law, because if we are under the law, Christ died for nothing. It’s a pretty stern warning, and one to be heeded, as well. Think about this for a minute:
Even if your friends have a great idea (about what you should be doing) If it’s not what God (Your Father) told you to do, you are being disobedient to him. If you are disobedient to him, you will stunt what he is trying to do in your life. If you do that, you will not have as much victory as you could have had, if you listened to him (instead of them).
Now, I realize many do not understand what God’s will is for their lives, so they put themselves under a mentor, for a time. God gave us freedom to choose, and even the most baby (Christian) has the ability to say “what’s next Father?” Lead and Guide me, I trust in you!” One time (many years ago) I went to see the pastor, and could not get in (He was so busy). i was outside praying and the Lord spoke to my heart and said “I want you to come to me with this.” ……
If we trust in him we will not be put to shame. He promises this, in his very own word. 1 Peter, 2:6 “He who trusts in Him, will not be put to shame.” Stand fast in your Liberty! Determine to know God, and you will!
I testify! with Love prayers and blessings, Laura Grace