And he is before all things and in him all things
hold together. Colossians 1:17
Life Question: What does having freedom mean?
In Soul Conversations continuing exploration of What Freedom
Means, let us explore what other freedoms we have in Christ.
Let's talk about self-worth. How many of you out there have
ever been made to feel less than?, like your dreams you have
are silly and told that they are unreachable? That you are "not
good enough"? How many have answered yes to one or more
of these questions? Those of us who have experienced such ridicule
know how painful and difficult it is to push through that.....Jesus
went through THE VERY SAME THING! In Ephesians 2:10 we are
told "For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do
good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do!"
HOW COOL IS THAT!! God made us to do GOOD STUFF!!
Now some many appreciate what we have to offer, some not,
but that's only a 'world perspective' of us. God has given us a
plan and purpose for our lives. Some of you many know what
it is, others of you may still be wondering. Ask...Search...Knock...Let
God be the one to show you what you are worth to HIM! He's
We all have dreams and goals we want to reach. Some of you
out there are saying,"Hey, I'm too old now, I don't have what it
takes anymore, It's too late.(It's only too late when you're dead!)"
Well, what does Jesus say? Well, in Exodus 31:3 Jesus says, "I have
filled you with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all
kinds of crafts and goes on to say that his gifts and his call are
irrevocable! He places no statute of limitations on the gifts he
blesses us with in the way some of the people in the world do.
Place your gifts in the Savior's hands and ask him what do next!
"You are not good enough!" How many times have we heard this
before and been followed around by some people with their
invisible yard sticks to "prove it"? God carries no such yard stick
with him. He sees the potential in ALL his children! He wants us to
have a relationship with him so he can bring out the potential in
us because he knows what we can do when we trust him!
As we remember that sacrifices of our soldiers and our Christian
brothers and sisters and human rights advocates and lawyers in
restricted and hostile nations, let us also remember the freedoms
we have when we make the step to follow Jesus Christ and trust
in Him with the issues talked about today. And pray for those being
persecuted that they will know What Freedom Means when we follow
in the footsteps of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
The narrow gate we enter through with our Savior is not always easy,
he doesn't say it will be, but O the blessings we have in our lives when
we do! THAT'S WHAT FREEDOM MEANS!!