I have been thinking a lot lately about what it means to have freedom in Christ and what it means to truly live in that freedom. I know that I am free in God through the blood of Jesus and that, through Him, I am no longer held captive to sin. Even though I know this, it is hard most days to actually live in that freedom. It is like God has taken my chains off, but I am still living in the prison cell and thinking of myself as a criminal and a prisoner. As much as I remind myself that I am free in Him, I don’t think I really know what that means so I am not able to really experience and understand my freedom. Over the next few days, weeks, and months, I plan to look at what the Bible says about freedom so that I can better understand it and then better live in it. I am hoping that I will learn how to truly live freely in my freedom!
I decided the best place to start would be at the very beginning.
Have you ever gone outside at night and looked at the sky? I don’t mean just glance up and notice a few stars and the moon and then quit. I mean have you ever REALLY looked at the night sky? A few times each week, I go on a walk around my neighborhood, and I always go in the evening right after it has gotten dark. This is partly to stay in shape, partly to get rid of some energy before I start getting ready for bed, and partly because it really gives me the chance to look at the night sky, and in doing so, to look at God. I have heard many Christians tell me why they love the stars and how it leads them to worship, and tonight, I want to share my own reason for finding them so absolutely amazing!