are you really free?
"Whom the son sets free is free indeed!"
Luke 17:15 -19
"And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan."
The story of the 10 lepers is an interesting one. They all cried out to Jesus to receive his mercy and compassion and healing. They all got the healing they wanted, but one of them, the minute he saw he was cleansed, turned back to worship the Lord. The others just went on about their business.
The one leper who turned back to give thanks had a higher sense of understanding, appreciation and introspection. He took it in. As a result, he not only received healing, he was made whole spiritually speaking.
We all claim to be 'Free in Christ'. But Are We Really Free? Our freedom in Christ goes beyond our soul's salvation and escaping hell's fire.
We have been made free to live out the life God created us to live. You are free to be the real 'YOU'. No more bondage keeping you back from having the impact you should be having in this world. You are free to live out your purpose.
I'm sure that the leper who turned back had a testimony he couldn't help but share with others. He had a personal encounter with Jesus, the miracle worker, healer and that was going to be his platform for sharing with others. He can now be used to change lives.
Every time we allow God to use us, we are giving back. We are saying 'Thank You God For All You've Done For Me'! We become like that leper who went back and fell on his face! When was the last time you 'Fell ON Your Face Before God'? This should be a regular occurrence in our lives when we engage in deeper retrospection.
WHEN YOU ARE FREE:
*You are free to share
*You can be vulnerable and unafraid
*You can rejoice with others and support their triumphs
*You can face your inadequacies
*You can 'Apologize' for wrongs you've caused
*You will always strive to speak only what is true
*You will choose honesty over deception
*You will accept God's balm for healing your hurts
*You will fulfill your God-given purpose on the earth
*God''s power can be manifested in your life
If you do the opposite of the above, you are still living in bondage. Some of us are still walking around in 'Grave Clothes'. Always remember this; it will never matter what you claim if it doesn't line up with what is seen!
Can others see your freedom in Christ? Are they experiencing it when they come in contact with you? You don't want to be a question mark in the minds of others.
Don't be a 'Bible Quoting Christian'!!!!! Lay it on the line for people who are in need. Minister your testimony and how God showed up for you. After you minister, give a verse that is relative to the situation. This will help to solidify God's word in the heart of the person.
Some of us go around shelling out Bible verses and never back it up with a relative point. Bible verses, in my opinion, need to be accompanied by love and compassion with understanding. "People don't care about what you know until they know how much you care!"
Don't be selfish with your 'Christianity'. If you have an experience that could help a person, use it! Give whatever is necessary! If it makes you feel vulnerable, so be it! People need to see that! It can be effective!
Don't hold back from sharing freely. Some of us we act as if we were born saved.
"WHOM THE SON SETS FREE IS FREE INDEED!"
ARE YOU REALLY FREE?
The life that others see will tell on you!
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