God Liberates You

Day 3 of 4 • This day’s reading

Devotional

In Christ we are free but it is solely one’s individual decision to receive and walk in their freedom. The promise is already granted and children of covenant must act on the promises of God. One should not be passive and believe that just because God promised something to you, it will seek you out and ask to be received in your life.


Now there are times God's sovereignty performs supernatural occurrences in one’s life related to his promises. These wonders are miraculously revealed and appreciated, but in the cases, God elects to operate differently children of covenant should be ready to activate their faith and seize what is rightfully theirs in Christ Jesus. Seizing the promises of God in your life includes obedience, prayer, fasting, faith, reading God’s word, being guided by the Holy Spirit, thankfulness, praise, waiting, trusting, and more as outlined in scripture.


For example in scripture, the promise was given to the widow of Zarephath that she was liberated from hunger during the season of rain-less-ness but she had to activate her faith and trust the word of God in obedience by providing nourishment to Elijah the prophet. She did what God commanded and the Bible states that “She and he and her household ate for many days.” (1 Kings 17:15)


When God says we are free indeed, he means exactly what he says. You are liberated in Christ Jesus from old thinking habits, ways, attitudes, and behaviors. Since you are in Christ, you are free and a new creation. You are additionally liberated from the world’s systems and must walk freely in obedience to God’s will, word, and way. You are set apart and your light of liberation should shine in this dark world before others so that individuals give glory to God.


Prayer:

God thank you for setting me free! Jesus, I praise you for being my liberator, redeemer, savior, deliverer, and protector. I praise you that I am a new creation, the old has passed away and the new has come. Thank you for changing me and I seek to shine brightly in this dark world as I serve as a reflection of Jesus Christ. You are the author and finisher of my faith and I aim to remain in fellowship, relationship, and obedience with you as I receive every one of your promises in my life! Thank you, LORD, for liberating me! In Jesus name, AMEN.