No Longer Bound but Free

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So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman but of the free.
Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be
entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
Galatians 4:31-5:1

There are no more grips of sin’s curse when I fall into the grace of God! That’s the freedom that God has given to all that believe in Him.

There are things that I held on to for years that had strongholds on me. At that time I was definitely a child of the bondwoman. I lived as the world lived. Sinfully. As far as I could tell, though, I was alright. I was a “good girl”. I was obedient to my parents, I didn’t stay out too late, I didn’t curse, I didn’t do drugs and alcohol. I even went to church. I felt that I had some sort of moral compass. I thought that I knew right from wrong. I wasn’t a hellion, but I was headed straight to hell and didn’t know it.

The knowledge of God’s love and forgiveness hadn’t penetrated my heart until later in life. I had already been married for almost 4 years before I realized that I was free to be better.
My life was spread open and God’s Spirit was poured into me.

There are specific areas in my life (as of now) that God has shown me how to be better.

My desire was/is to always be the wife that God designed me to be. From the beginning of my marriage I wanted to serve my husband in any way that he needed. Since I now have freedom to be better, I serve my husband more readily and as unto the Lord (Colossians 3:23).

I’d known from the conception of my first child that I would nourish and protect all of my children. Since I now have freedom to be better, God has shown me ways to impart wisdom to my children from His word. My children are nourished and protected by the Almighty. Psalm 91 is our staple when it comes to being reminded of God’s protection.

I am proof that freedom is the chance to be better. I am certainly a work in progress, but I would never have it any other way. The Bible is the ultimate self-help resource that I will glean from to be better.

I embrace the freedom, the chance and the better.


About Kela

I'm Kela! I am a Daddy's (Abba Father) girl, wife, mom, and grandma. I'm also an educator, writer, singer, Bible study leader, and mentor. I'm a Southern girl that drinks coffee even in the heat of Summer. My passion is encouraging others in their faith.

  • Such a great post.

  • Kela…what a blessed visit you’ve given me this Fourth of July!

    “I lived as the world lived. Sinfully. As far as I could tell, though, I was alright. I was a “good girl”. I was obedient to my parents, I didn’t stay out too late, I didn’t curse, I didn’t do drugs and alcohol. I even went to church. I felt that I had some sort of moral compass. I thought that I knew right from wrong. I wasn’t a hellion, but I was headed straight to hell and didn’t know it.”

    I could have written this myself…
    And it’s been in the “freedom” that I’ve learned that I can be better…just maybe a bit more like the ME I was created to be…

    This was wonderful…
    blessings and Happy Fourth!

    lori

  • “. . . freedom is the chance to be better.”

    I’m gonna chew on that morsel for a while. Thanks for giving me some food for thought!

  • Kela,
    I had previously read the quote at the top from the Internet Cafe Devotions site and contemplated on doing a post about it myself. I have to say that this post of yours is just awesome. To me, you really captured the essence of what it means as a Christian to have the freedom to be better. Thanks so much for sharing your insight on this quote.

    How was your weekend? I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday weekend! And I hope you have a wonderful week this week!
    Karen

  • God is SO wonderful to me!
    I made a commitment to Him that anything that I ever post or any song that I ever sing would have to be because of inspiration that He has given me.
    My freedom in Christ was first given when I accepted Him as Lord of my life. Now any freedom that I enjoy is because I’ve chosen to receive what He freely gives.

    Thank you ladies SO much for such encouraging words and thoughts. You are always uplifting. You take the time to “listen” to me and comment. I’m touched by that! I pray that I can be as encouraging to you as you are to me.
    God bless you tremendously!!!!

  • A work in progress indeed, and our God chooses to move you from glory to glory. What an awesome road He places before us all.