Early in the morning, my computer beckons - SEND/RECEIVE.
As I seek to start my day with a good physical workout and
quiet moments with God my computer seems to call even more
loudly SEND & RECEIVE. The struggle begins. Who will
win? My computer or me? A rather trite example of bondage?
As I walk through my day I often let bondage tie its ropes
around me. For instance, I want the freedom to enjoy healthy
relationships. Yet in the midst of quiet conversation with
those I love, selfish, all-knowing voices begin to scream.
The struggle against the often-ensuing conflict begins.
Who will win? An old voice or habit, or a gentle spirit?
The Apostle Paul was describing ME when he wrote to the
Galatians, "For the sinful nature desires what is contrary
to the Spirit and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful
nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you
do not do what you want." (Galatians 5:17)
Although we will never be free of sin this side of heaven,
we can seek to live a life of freedom in Christ - empowered
to overcome our sin. We do not have to believe the lies
words of Jesus Christ to believers: "If you hold
to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then
you will know the truth, and the truth will set you
free." (John 8:31-32 NIV)
We have been set free! Will you join me in choosing freedom
instead of indulging in bondage?
the journey with you,