FREEDOME TO CHOOSE GOD'S WAYS
FREEDOM OF CHOICE IS THE FREEDOM TO CHOOSE GOD’S WAYS
Truthful information is powerful in many ways but what gives it its greatest power is that it offers to the listener the freedom to choose. But where do we find the truth these days???? Are there any credible sources???
When we do not know the truth, we have no choice but to continue to run our lives as we see life. But when God enters our lives through Christ Jesus, we take on a whole new perspective and we have a whole new set of truths to illuminate our paths and choices. Truth sets us free to be able to choose wisely.
The truth is not relative, but it also is not cookie cutter as it is applied to each individual life. It is as we seek to apply God’s truth to our lives that we make good choices which we believe will be pleasing to Him and in turn give us earthly blessings and heavenly rewards.
Jesus said "I am the TRUTH, the WAY and the LIFE".
We have the the freedom to choose God’s ways and design or not. The greatest empowerment and freedom comes when the Christian believer actually believes and trusts God at His Word. If He said it, that does it, I believe it.
We are living in perilous times... things may get even more difficult... I encourage you to stop looking at your own reality and begin to adopt not part, but all of God’s reality found in His many promises. Look to the Bible and see that the lives of believers were never easy, but in each and every case, God kept His promises.
The moment I decided to repent of my sin, believed God at His word, and trusted that I was a new creature in Christ, dead to sin, and alive in Christ Jesus, the way I made choices changed.
As the apostle Paul wrote in God’s Word, “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery… For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Galatians 5:1, 13-14).
If you are using your freedom to make selfish choices, you are not fulfilling the purpose for why God has set us free. We have been set free from the yoke of sin in order to fulfill the law of righteousness and to say “no” to self, and “yes” to God’s ways. For the true believers, we are empowered by the indwelling of God’s Spirit who leads us and guides us by God’s Word to choose wisely, to choose life over death, and to walk in the Spirit over walking in the selfish flesh.
So ask yourself, Christian, are you free or are you in bondage, following along with the ways of this world and a culture that is all about me, me, me? Don’t be offended when someone like me or your pastor, challenges you to try and consistently work towards God’s ideals.
Wherever we are at, God will meet us there, but please don’t try and quench the Spirit or the message of God’s Word. We are all a work in process, and it is God’s job to mold us and make us like Jesus, but we must be free to be willing cooperators..
Be encouraged to choose to walk in the freedom God has given us in all the peripheral things of life, but make good choices that conform to God’s will found in His Word.
It does look like the world is trying to make certain important decisions for us... but I for one will stand firm on the Word of God and let it's truth influence my choices, even if it means persecution.
"If you then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sits on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory."