There is Freedom – GROW
Welcome to the Summer session. I joined a group of ladies a few sessions ago on Facebook and thank God for placing them in my life. The leaders of this group share with us the verses we are going to be going over during that particular session. This session is themed on Freedom in Christ. Here is the basics if you would like to join along.
- G – Greet – Welcome God’s presence into your study with prayer.
- R – Read – Read the verse a few times, both silently and aloud.
- O – Observe – Ask yourself what stood out to you while you read the verse.
- W – Write – Write out the verse, write your observations.
To get a better understand of this verse, it essential to read the verse in context.
“But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:16-18 NIV
After years of being a rebellious child of God, the Lord had been working on my heart. For a few months, I sat in that pew, listening to sermon after sermon. I knew the stories well. As a child, they are the ones that led me to asking and receiving Jesus as my Lord and Savior. However, in those years of rebellion it got easier and easier to imprison myself with the bondage of sin. It was willful, self-seeking and damaging sin. But like I said the Lord had been working on my heart. That Sunday, I sat there listening and pondering over the words pulling at my heart. With tears welling up in my eyes, I was able to make my way up to our pastor. I didn’t care that eyes were upon me. I didn’t even think about what my parents were thinking. I pushed back my tears so that I could wholeheartedly and sincerely speak my words and rededicate my life to the Lord. In prayer, those tears began to flow as I repented of my sins. They flowed out of shame. They flowed out of conviction. They flowed because I knew I was in need of forgiveness. They flowed out of love and thankfulness for my Lord. Then they flowed for I was free. Free from the bondage that held me down. Free from the prison that held me in. Free because I knew I was His child. Free because the Holy Spirit was in me. A transformation was made in me that glorious day. For that I am forever thankful and grateful for what Jesus did for me. Not only did He nail my sins to the cross, each and every single day as I grow in Him, He is transforming me more and more into His image.
What about you? How does this weeks verse resonate with you?
In His Love, Crisi
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