Liberty And Freedom In Christ
By Joy Knepp
November 1, 2010
Hi there, ladies,
I have to admit to you that I have changed my way of praying before writing-instead of saying, "God, what do they need to hear?", I ask, "God, what do I need to learn?"
When I think of laying on the floor, all tied up with heavy chains and balls, unable to move at all, what does the word "freedom" mean to me? What if I were on the ground outside in the hot sun, or in the snow, on maybe in a dungy little shack full of spider webs, mice and snakes?
What if I could see and hear my husband and children but couldn't do anything but lay there in bondage? And what if it wasn't just a couple of hours, but days or weeks or months or years?
Close yours eyes
and truly imagine with
me how that would
What if it was my fault that I was in this situation in the first place... would that change the fact that I am laying here helpless?
Then, what if I would hear someone come walking closer and closer, and I would shudder, what is this person going to do to me? I would moan and beg for mercy because, remember, I am totally helpless, I have NOWHERE TO TURN! And, what if the person would come up right beside me and stop?
And then, what if he would bend down and gently begin to cut the chains off of me?
What if I could finally move my hands... and then my feet... and then I could sit up? And then, oh, the glorious moment that I could stand to my feet and walk... and run!!
What would I do first? I hope that I would turn to the person that could have walked on by, but stopped and rescued me. And I hope that I would shower him with gratitude and praise... for after all, if it wasn't for him I would still be laying there, right? So I owe him my life, right?
"Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another." Galatians 5:1 & 13
I hope that I would go tell others what this person did for me.
"Return to thine own house, and shew how great things God hath done unto thee. And he went his way, and published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto him." Luke 8:39
I hope that I would live the rest of my life, giving my life back to the one that saved me... am I doing that?
-Until next time, Love, Joy
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