Freedom or Slavery?
God has chased after me my entire life. It was 2002 that I finally stopped running, at least for a moment. Am I running today, am I shackled to the guilt of my past and the fears of my future? This is one of the main questions of my life. It is not unusual for me to cry during Sunday service, especially during worship when the lyrics of songs hit my heart with the force of a collapsing mountain. It is during these moments that I most often wonder if I am still a slave to this guilt and fear that plague my soul? Have I given them to Jesus Christ or is this just a myth that I share with others for comfort and to hide the truth? This is what I can’t seem to understand. I guess it comes down to belief. Do I believe Jesus Christ is who He says He is? Without the slightly hesitation I will tell you with my mouth I believe with all my heart, however, I am beginning to question if the tears tell a different story.
Galatians 4 NKJV
8 But then, indeed, when you did not know God, you served those which by nature are not gods.
9 But now after you have known God, or rather are known by God, how is it that you turn again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to be in bondage?
10 You observe days and months and seasons and years.
11 I am afraid for you, lest I have labored for you in vain.
12 Brethren, I urge you to become like me, for I became like you. You have not injured me at all.
13 You know that because of physical infirmity I preached the gospel to you at the first.
14 And my trial which was in my flesh you did not despise or reject, but you received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.
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