There are two ways to approach freedom,
- You can toil most of your life to attain great wealth sufficient enough to purchase or control all the things you believe will bring you freedom and happiness, and if you remain healthy enough, and nothing unforeseen happens, you may enjoy freedom until you die.
- You can surrender your desire for wealth and the pleasures of purchases and choose instead the joys and blessings of walking with God, with Christ your Saviour, and the Holy Spirit within you. You can enjoy now the freely given blessings and joys of Creation, the fellowship of the Holy Spirit and saints of God whether healthy or ill, in all things content, enjoying freedom both now and forever.
Freedom may be found in having great wealth, but freedom is always found in having few wants.
Control of things may feel like freedom, but control of self by the help of Christ, truly is.
Consider these insights of scripture,
“The rich can pay a ransom for their lives, but the poor won’t even get threatened.” (Prov. 13:8, NLT) Or, as another translation ends it, “…the poor are free of such threats.” (MSG).
“Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city.” (Prov. 16:32).
“For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.” (Matt. 16:25).
“…godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.” (1 Tim. 6:6-10).
If you haven’t yet, surrender your life now to Christ. He is right there in the room with you. Talk to Him. Ask Him to forgive your past sins and neglect of Him. He will. Commit to build a relationship with Him through prayer, the Bible, and obedience. He is all you need, and in Him alone is Freedom.
“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8:36).
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