In Pursuit of Freedom

Day 1 of 6 • This day’s reading

Devotional

Intro 

Freedom. It’s a buzzword in today’s society. A word that ignites both strong feelings and strong conversations. Ask any two individuals on the street their personal definitions of freedom, and you will most likely hear two different interpretations. It is a concept which is universal, yet still deeply personal. 

For the follower of Christ, however, true freedom is something different altogether. It is paradoxical in nature – a gift gained only in surrender, in submission, and in laying down your life and picking up your cross to follow the One who surrendered His own life first. It’s a radical trust, one not built upon the lesser things this world offers, but instead rooted in the only One who truly satisfies every heart’s deep desire to be free. 

For the next week, we will study how true freedom in Christ impacts our daily lives…how it empowers each of us to be who He has created us to be, and to live as He calls us to live. So before you dive in, take a moment to ask yourself a few questions. Do you walk in true freedom each day or are the troubles of this world weighing you down? Are you desperately clinging to something that is preventing you from grasping the freedom offered to us? Do you truly believe that life-changing freedom is not only possible, but also what your Creator wants for you? 

As you study with us these next few days, may you remember and reflect upon the words of Galatians 5:1a, “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.”