You are Free

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You are free! Christ came to set us free from the chains of sin, and He heals us and sets us free inwardly from anything that afflicts us. We can be set free by God in so many ways:

  • Free from the power of sin (this is sometimes instant and sometimes gradual)
  • Free from worry (we trust a God who is sovereign over all)
  • Free from the hurts of your past (see previous post in this series)
  • Free from loneliness (God’s presence is always with us)
  • Free to walk in the Spirit (more love, joy, peace in your life)
  • Free from the love of possessions
  • Free to worship with wild abandon

Yielding to Jesus is so wonderful–it feels free as if I were on a motorcycle because it’s exhilarating. It does not feel oppressive in any way. If you feel that your relationship with Christ is oppressive, you’re doing it wrong. It feels light, free, peaceful and full of joy. You are at rest in your spirit.

Inside this video I mentioned these related videos and articles about grabbing hold of freedom in different areas of your life:

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“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free,” says Galatians 5:1, and you are not to be a slave to the opinions of other people, or other people’s impossible standards that are not based on the simplicity of loving God and loving others. The idolatry for one person (reading novels constantly and neglecting all the other things God wants you to be doing) might not be sin for another person. Watching television causes one person to commit acts of immorality, and another person to become a good cook–it depends what you watch and what motivates your heart. Are you asking God what to do with your time, or are you living for yourself?

You will have way more freedom and joy in your life if you actually live for Jesus, asking Him to lead you in what you should be doing each day. Your days become very interesting, let me tell you! And God empowers you to do whatever He is wanting you to do right in the moment that it’s needed.

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The easiest way to usher in freedom in your life is to dance before the Lord like the Bible commands us to do. You can do this alone in your room with worship music. I’ve banged my hand against the wall by accident, so pick a large room if you are uncoordinated like me.

  • “Praise Him with timbrel and dancing; Praise Him with stringed instruments and pipe.” Psalm 150:4 NASB
  • “Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and lyre!” Psalm 149:3 ESV
  • “A time to weep and a time to laugh; A time to mourn and a time to dance.” Ecclesiastes 3:4 NASB
  • “And David was dancing before the Lord with all his might.” 2 Samuel 6:14a NASB
  • “You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have loosed my sackcloth and girded me with gladness.” Psalm 30:11 NASB

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My daughter and I created the artwork for this series from the course {aff} “You are a Masterpiece” by Alicia Gratehouse. If you love to do art and are discovering who you are in Christ, this is a great art course for you!

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20 Responses to “You are Free”

  1. Keisha says:

    Thank God for freedom! Who the son sets free is free indeed! I love your positive energy and passion.

  2. Andrea says:

    Well – I can praise Him in my living room like that – cos’ that’s the only large room in my apartment 🙂

    • Susan says:

      I sometimes dance before the Lord in an open field without any music. You can get creative in finding open spaces, but your living room sounds perfect!

  3. Melissa says:

    You are so right! We have so much more freedom when we live for Jesus. When we live for ourselves and the world around us we continue to experience hardships, trials, and distress. This is very difficult for nonbelievers to understand as often Christianity is viewed as a bunch of rules to be followed.

    • Susan says:

      The Pharisees saw religion as a list of rules to be followed, and Jesus was opposed to their oppressive rules that they added to what God had already said. When we walk by the Spirit in love, we fulfill the whole law.

  4. Sheila says:

    He who the Father has set free is free indeed! Thankful the bondage of sin no longer keeps me captive. We don’t celebrate that freedom enough!

  5. Great video, You speak so clearly. Thank you for reminding me of the freedom I have in Christ. This world would like to enslave and entrap us making us think God doesn’t really love us and that we have to do something…instead of receiving God’s free gift.

  6. Alicia says:

    Woohoo! Yay God for Freedom!! I am so thankful that Jesus came to set captives free. Thanks for sharing your post! It sounds like you and I share similar dancing abilities!! haha. Blessings!

  7. Kristi says:

    Amen! Are freedom is through Christ. It is not oppressive but liberating.

  8. Jess says:

    Sadly, I sometimes feel like sanctification means I’m restricted from freedom to enjoy whatever I want, but I’ve come to learn through your post that God wants a greater freedom for me when I take up my cross. It’s just that what I enjoy now will change as I get closer to Him. Thank you!

  9. Ann says:

    I love the way you Put this phrase “free from the love of possession”. Indeed, what a needed freedom without which a reckless worship toward Him is impossible.
    Commend your commitment to keep writing and distributing pearls for these many days.

    • Susan says:

      Most Americans live for their possessions and not for Christ, and that’s why they are not happy. Christ is not their greatest joy; an upgrade on their house is their greatest joy.

  10. tiffany says:

    I tend to get wrapped up in guilt and shame more often than not. I need reminders that I have freedom in Christ!

    • Susan says:

      When we ask God’s forgiveness, He casts our sins away from us as far as the east is from the west. We never have to walk in guilt.

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