2 Corinthians 3: 17-18
17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit.”
The freedom we receive from the Spirit is the freedom to walk in the will of God ; to choose Christ each day. It is the freedom to break the bonds that hold us in slavery to sin and leave our old, sinful ways and bad habits behind. It is the freedom to begin life as a new creation, a creation of Christ. It is the freedom to start life anew.
All Christians who follow Christ and repent of their sins receive this freedom. We are not always successful in our freedom. And when we do not walk in God’s will, we must repent so that our relationship with God is restored. Repentance is more than saying I am sorry. It is a sincere, powerful effort to turn away from our sins and make a new start.
Choose Christ each day and you will know the freedom of God.
May the love of Christ be with you
Rev. Eric Lanier