Galatians 5:1 “So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law.”
Do you remember the point in time when you became a new believer and how excited you were? I still remember when it happened to me and I also remember everyone who said it was a phase or would not last. Maybe the same was told to you and maybe you even believed it. The truth though is they were wrong, there is nothing wrong with being excited and staying excited. When Christ sets us free, He gave us a reason to be excited. All through the Bible when Jesus healed someone or set them those individuals could not hold that freedom inside. They shared with everyone they knew, met and saw. Their lives and ours remind me of a hymn I I grew up singing, “Amazing Grace” and I love the new Chris Tomlin version “My Chains Are Gone. The first verse goes like this, “Amazing grace! How sweet the sound. That saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind, but now I see.”
Too many times the freedom we experienced when we first found God’s amazing Grace has subsided. Maybe because we have gotten caught up in rules and laws. How we should or should not act or we have added burdens to our salvation. The truth is Jesus + Anything = Nothing. It is Jesus alone and he died on the cross so that you and I could be free from the bondage of sin. Now that is something to be excited about and shout from the top of our lungs!
Take some time today and examine yourself. Ask God to reveal the areas in your life where your passion may have grown cold or even the chains you may have picked back up. Figure out what is keeping you from your first love. (Revelation 2) Make today the day you determine to Be Free! And live the life God desires you to live.