Free At Last

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Devotional

You Can Be Free From the Enemy

There is an interesting verse in the Bible that reveals a life-changing secret: “But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15

As a young convert to a real and vibrant Christianity, I searched for Christian music. My brain had been fueled and filled with Aerosmith, Jethro Tull, Michael Jackson, Elvis, David Bowie, Boz Scaggs, and Jimmy Buffet. I loved music, and my taste in music was quite eclectic. However, I often struggled with anger, depression, and insecurity. 

Have you ever filled your brain with bad lyrics and bad information? 

I believe freedom can only become ours when we fill our minds with good thoughts, Bible verses, and positive music. I’ve always heard it said, “garbage in and garbage out.” 

One day, I discovered a song Bob Dylan included in his first album after his decision for Christ. These words rocked my mind: “Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord; but you're gonna have to serve somebody.” 

I’ll never forget the impact it had on me. I burned my albums that contained demonic symbolism, hatred, rebellion, and violence. I recognized I could serve God, the devil, myself or someone else. I chose to serve God with my life, finances, and talents.

Have you made this dramatic decision to make Jesus your Savior, and Lord? 

Many want a Savior, but most struggle with Christ as Lord, Master and King. 

Ultimately, the Lordship of Christ in your life is critical. Will you make Him Lord today? Then you can say with confidence, “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” I John 4:4

He’s either Lord of all or not Lord at all. 

Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom." James 2:12

You are a miracle!