‘He brought them out of their gloom and darkness and broke their chains.’ By UCB.

Freedom (2). The UCB Word for Today. 22 MAY 2018

‘He brought them out of their gloom and darkness and broke their chains.’ Psalm 107:14 NCV

‘And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…’ Romans 12:2 New King James Version 

 

Romans 12:2

Throughout the Bible, we see people being set free.
When the Israelites were in captivity, ‘they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress’ (v.13 NIV). When people were trapped in their sin, Jesus forgave them and set them free. Jesus can free us today, and ‘if the Son sets you free, you are free through and through’ (John 8:36 MSG).
So how do we access that freedom? Firstly, we have to want freedom, and we have to realise we need God’s help to get it. We can’t do it in our own strength. Freedom starts by recognising our total dependence on Him.
Instead of trying to handle it all on your own, the Bible says, ‘Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you’ (1 Peter 5:7 NIV). We can get so caught up in trying to find freedom on our own, trying to fix ourselves, we forget to turn to God. But it’s not about fixing ourselves, it’s about devoting ourselves.
And devoting ourselves leads on to the second point.
We need to be feeding our souls. Jesus said, ‘I am the living bread…If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever’ (John 6:51 NIV).
As we feed on God’s Word and share our feelings in prayer, He’ll lighten our burdens and nourish our souls. He came to declare ‘freedom for the prisoners…to release the oppressed’ (Luke 4:18 NIV).
So let’s take time to feed on God’s Word. And to reflect on it until we understand how to apply it to our lives. Knowledge without application is useless. Freedom requires feeding daily on the Bible, and applying what we learn to our circumstances.

Romans 12:2 New King James Version 

‘And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…’

 

What Now?

Spend time feeding your soul today. Find a quiet space, grab your Bible and get reading.

Write down any verses that stand out to you.

 

 

The UCB Word for Today 

 

The above post is from  The UCB Word for Today – 22 MAY 2018. For the online daily Bible readings The Word For Today, please see UCB below: 

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About Laura Maxwell: 

Former New Age Spiritualist, Laura graduated from Strathclyde University, Scotland, earning a BA Honours degree in Psychology.

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About Laura Maxwell, BA (Hons).

Speaker-Author-Radio Host (Ex New Age Spiritualist). Laura educates people, from experience, on the dangers of New Age, Witchcraft and Occult, plus their Luciferian links to the New World Order's global spiritual agenda, etc. She graduated from Strathclyde University with a BA Honours degree in Psychology. She is the founder of ministry A Spiritual Quest, based in Scotland. See her TV and radio shows, blog, publications, etc, on http://OurSpiritualQuest.com
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