Friday, July 4, 2008

FREEDOM in Christ

1 “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me,
Because the LORD has anointed Me
To preach good tidings to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim FREEDOM to the captives,
And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD,
And the day of vengeance of our God;
To comfort all who mourn,
3 To console those who mourn in Zion,
To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.”
~Isaiah 61

Every year I pick a new life verse to try and live out. This year, the above verse is what God laid on my heart. After the journey I have been on, I felt it was time to move on from my restoration and on to His service. This morning as I completed my Bible study, He reminded me of the FREEDOM I have in Him. I am of ME, free of condemnation, of my past, of my failures, of my short comings. Are we not called to live in this kind of freedom and then to go out and proclaim it to those in captive?

As we celebrate living in a country that still allows us to worship in freedom, may we also be mindful of the real freedom we have in Christ. SHARE IT!!!

Happy FREEDOM day!! MrsJoeB


tiggerdaisy said...

We are free indeed! Happy 4th!

Prayers and Blessings!

Yolanda said...

Happy 4th, as we walk in Freedom!

Thank YOU Lord, and thank you Pamela for pointing us always to Jesus Christ.


elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Good strategy. Live it and preach it, Pamela. Can't wait to watch its working out in you throughout the next year.


Pat said...

Awesome post Pam, Our FREEdom, His sacrifice!!
Happy Day!

LynnSC said...

When I think of Freedom... it is my freedom in Christ that I think about. What an awesome verse. I included it in my post too.

Thanks so much for sharing.

Julie said...

This is one of my all-time favorite verses....

I am so thankful that God is uncovering the old dead man in me so that the new creation me, the one He always meant me to be can emerge.

He has truly released me from my prisons and set my captive heart free, giving me beauty for ashes.

Thanks for sharing.
It's nice to meet you.