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So, if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. 

John 8.36

Isn’t it wonderful? We are free! Undoubtedly free.  How motivating and amazing it is! Especially when we consider that freedom is the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. Nothing is as important as our freedom. And there are things that Jesus has freed us from and there are things that Jesus has freed us to.

When we become born-again, we do not receive a new body and a new soul (our mind, will and emotions). Only our spirit is made new by the Holy Spirit. So, it is up to us to be transformed by the renewing of our mind, changing our mindset. Likewise, we cannot change by our own strength. We need the Holy Spirit to help us, teach us and lead us into all truth. And the Bible assures us, “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32). And Jesus is the truth.

Christ has freed us from the bondage and the penalty of sin. He also feed us from the guilt and shame of sin. Paul says in Romans 8:1-2, “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.” Slaves obey their masters, as they are literally owned by them. If we choose Jesus to be our Lord, it means that we are no longer ruling our own selves but are asking His opinion as we make decisions. Romans 6:23 says that the wage of sin is death, but we have eternal life in Christ. So, look back to all the shameful past moments and, sincerely, repent the first time. Not only does God forgive you, but He also sets you free from the burden of shame and guilt.

John 10:10 says, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” Jesus wants us to heir all His promises living our lives as God has created us to live and serving His purpose in our lives. It involves having a close and sincere relationship with Him.

In this new life, guided and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, we are able to be glad in hard times, to forgive, instead of holding grudges, to be kind with those who harm us, to be peaceful when the situation is against all odds, to do good, instead of evil to those who do us wrong or even to continue to be faithful to the Lord and His principles no matter how tough our circumstances are.

If you have spent a long time imprisoned by feelings, thoughts, or behavior of the past, I encourage you to confess, repent and believe you are forgiven completely and totally by God’s grace.   Then, sin will not have dominion over you anymore.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me live the full and abundant life that You want me to live. Set me free from all the feelings and thoughts that prevent me from living the unique plan you’ve designed for me. Help me do my best to live a life worthy of Jesus because I know that a better tomorrow is awaiting me. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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