Freedom is greatly misunderstood. Satan offered freedom in The Garden of Eden. Prior to Satan coming into The Garden of Eden Adam and Eve were:
- Confined to a small place
- Only knew what the Lord had told them
- Knew nothing about religion (good) and evil (separation).
I Corinthians 9:19
For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.
The Apostle Paul learned what it meant to actually be free. Prior to meeting The Lord on the road to Damascus he had bought into the lie that he was free. He was highly educated in formal religion and separated from the truth of Jesus Christ.
Paul experienced a radical paradigm shift. Don’t let the word radical scare you it simply means a return to roots. For example in Paul’s case he threw off the confining boundaries of religion when he saw the truth of a relationship with Jesus Christ. Paul’s religion kept him separated from life which would have led him to hell.
All religion is radical, a relationship with Jesus Christ is radical and the two are radically different. To experience the freedom that God designed for us requires a paradigm shift. If you want what the True and Living God is offering:
- Cry out to God and ask Him to reveal who He is
- Read the Bible with a pad of paper and make notes as to what He says to you
- Make the changes He reveals to you daily.
Now let me re-label those bullet points
Praying is not bending God’s arm to get Him to give you everything you want it is asking Him to reveal who He is. Reading the Bible should not be done like you are reading a novel you are looking into the book He wrote to conform you into the character of Jesus. Faith is not a blind leap faith is an informed paradigm shift to live for Jesus and serve others.
Are you free?