Live Free coz' U r Free!
A practical perspective of:
'being moved from receiving Life through faith to the power of living by faith'
(Romans 1:17, the Passion)
Presented by Pastor Ron on Live Free coz U r Free
Pastor Ron’s blog title: Live Free coz’ U r Free! begs an answer. What is true freedom? Significant and lasting freedom?
Years ago, I began sharing this amazing truth with those God brings across my path. Because I want every student I disciple to know and understand that as a Christian freedom is not about our behavior, but about our hearts. The condition of our hearts. About the human heart, God’s Word says two things:
The (unsaved human) heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?
The heart is hopelessly dark and deceitful, a puzzle that no one can figure out. But I, God, search the heart and examine the mind. I get to the heart of the human. I get to the root of things. I treat them as they really are, not as they pretend to be (Jeremiah 17:9, NIV, and the Message).
(But) here’s what I’m (Sovereign God is) going to do: I’ll pour pure water over you and scrub you clean. I’ll give you a new heart, put a new spirit in you. I’ll remove the stone heart from your body and replace it with a heart that’s God-willed, not self-willed. I’ll put my Spirit in you and make it possible for you to do what I tell you and live by my commands. You’ll once again live… You’ll be my people! I’ll be your God! (Ezekiel 36:25-28, the Message).
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come (2 Corinthians 5:17).
True Christians have been given a NewHeart. The old has been exchanged for new. Rescued from God’s wrath of sin, sins, and sinning. Born of God—saved by grace through faith—set free from sin to learn how to live free from sins and sinning. From sin’s hunts, haunts, and habits.
So yes, as Christians, U (me) Live Free coz’ U r (I am) Free! We’ve been set free to learn how to live free (Galatians 5:1); in the PEACE of God’s POWER (i.e., God’s grace) to walk God’s PATH (i.e., God’s truth). Real freedom is a life lived by and under grace through faith. One might say that real saving faith WALKS the TALK in true obedience.
We’ll talk about what that NewHeart obedience looks like in the days and weeks ahead. For now…
Live Free coz U r Free in and from Jesus’ Life living within.