FREESTYLE is our section of devotionals that are not a part of a specific series. Enjoy these stand-alone experiences of faith as you pursue your spiritual growth.
DO NOT GROW UP!
When we were kids, we wanted to grow up as fast as possible Once we arrive at adulthood, we quickly realize that being a kid was a much better way of life.
Think about how a small child adores their father and mother. They trust them completely. They are leery of strangers and cling to their parents. Small children typically believe their mom and dad are the smartest people to ever exist. They have perfect, unselfish love and complete confidence in their mom and dad. They don’t worry about anything.
NEVER TOO LATE
Aren’t those words wonderful!? Do they seem too good to be true? They are very true for God, your creator and Father in Heaven. He knows that we all mess up, make decisions we regret, say terrible things, and act in despicable ways. These actions and/or sins often hurt our families, our friends and people at work. Despite our worst efforts, God has made it extremely clear that it is never too late to receive His mercy and forgiveness.
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the Word of Christ richly dwell within you.” – Colossians 3:15-16
As much as we want it, if we’re honest, we struggle as humans to find peace. We search for it through comfort, money, possessions, food, entertainment, and/or relationships. Although these attempts can give us brief periods of relief, they typically do not last or ‘go deep enough.’
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. -Galatians 5:13, ESV
There’s no better time to talk about freedom than on the 4thof July. Our entire nations pushes pause to celebrate and recognize the value of our freedoms. A high cost was paid that we might live with the freedoms that we enjoy every day as a country, and the same is true of our freedom in Christ. Here are a few thoughts about that freedom.