If you are In Christ, then you are free. You are free with an exclamation point. We need to be careful not to replace His exclamation point with a comma and add to what He did and Who He is for us. Don’t add requirements, rules, or yokes of bondage of human-works to the simple Gospel of Grace. It is by faith alone; grace alone, in Christ alone, … plus nothing!
John 8:36 “Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.”
The “Indeed” is Christ’s exclamation point. Don’t add a “… yea but …”
A Confession of Freedom
Jesus, You set me free and I live in Your Grace …
So that I can enjoy You, my God and Savior;
So that I can bathe in Your Love, in Your kindness towards me, and drink from Your fountain of Life;
So that I can walk with You and talk with You in both the Good times and in my struggles and heartaches;
So that my flesh nature will grow weaker and more dim in its influence and voice;
So that I can become the child & son who You created me to be;
And so that I may know You, My God and Savior.
I live free from the fear of Your rejection;
Free from the fear of disappointing You;
Free from worrying if I’m good enough, strong enough, righteous enough, or religious enough.
Because I am not and I can’t be, and Jesus Christ is for me.
I live free to love You without wondering how You love me;
free to be just me, and I don’t have to strive to be like anyone else – to be a ‘cookie-cutter’ Christian;
I can live free from what others think about me because I know What You think about me.
free from Who religious people try to make me to be, which is like them;
free from trying to keep a list of requirement to be loved by You.
I am free to serve my God not because I have to, but because I can and want to serve You;
I am free from all requirements to be saved, to be accepted, and to walk with my Jesus;
I am free from my past, and that includes yesterday. I can enjoy the Now with my Savior and Father;
I no longer live under a yoke and in religious shackles, but in the Ocean of Grace.
That is why I boast in nothing but the Cross.
I am free… TO LIVE!