So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.
—John 8:36 (NLT)
Child, I loved you enough to give my life for you. The moment you accepted me in your heart, I took your past. It is gone. You received my blameless life—my righteousness life for your sinful one. The work to be free from sin has been accomplished by me. Each day since that moment I gave you my blameless life, has been a spiritual journey to convince you of that fact. That is why I had Peter tell you…
“Don’t lose a minute in building on what you’ve been given, complementing your basic faith with good character, spiritual understanding, alert discipline, passionate patience, reverent wonder, warm friendliness, and generous love, each dimension fitting into and developing the others. With these qualities active and growing in your lives, no grass will grow under your feet, no day will pass without its reward as you mature in your experience of our Master Jesus. Without these qualities you can’t see what’s right before you, oblivious that your old sinful life has been wiped off the books” (2 Peter 1:5-9, MSG).
Child, did you hear what I had Peter say? Without these qualities growing, you will be oblivious to the fact that your old sinful life has been wiped off the books. You are clean. You are free. Do you want to believe who my Son sets free is undeniably free?
“By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence. And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires (2 Peter 1:3-4, NLT).
Child, I’ve given you everything you need to live the new life my Son died for you to have. Complement this gift! Allow me to build upon the faith of your born-again experience so you can know the fulfilling promises of my new life. These promises enable you to know who you are to me. You are my adopted child because my Son made you mine. Grow in this knowledge of what you have received. Your perspective will line up with mine. You will understand.
Are you tired of fear, anxiety, worry, anger, jealousy, rejection? That horrifying list is endless. There is just one thing on my list. If my Son sets you free, you are truly free.
© 2020 Lynn Lacher