"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery."--(Galatians 5:1)
What does freedom mean to you? Are you free emotionally? Relationally? Are you free to love, care, hope, and dream? Or, are you bound by fear, anxiety, worry, stress, guilt, insecurity, pessimism, offense, bitterness, and brokeness? What is holding you in emotional shackles? Whatever is holding you captive--Christ died for that. He paid the ultimate price so that you could be free to live, love, and be happy. The Father takes no delight in us being sad, down-trodden, and broken. Those characteristics do not reflect him. He desires that we let our light shine, so that men can see our good works and glorify the Father in heaven (Matthew 5:16). How can the Father be glorified when his children are emotionally imprisoned?
Freedom is the inherited gift of every believer. As a child of the Kingdom, it belongs to you. You do not have to ask for the permission or the approval of others to embrace what you have been entitled to. Freedom belongs to you. Simply receive it and cling to it, in Jesus' name.
Father, I thank you for freedom today. I thank you that I do not have to be bound spiritually. You have given me freedom to live an abundant, full, and prosperous life. It is my inherited gift because I belong to you. I thank you that you are the Father who gives good gifts (James 1:17). I thank you that you desire that I be full of joy and peace. I stand firm in my inherited freedom. I receive it now in Jesus' name. Amen.