Friday, September 27, 2013
Stand fast...in the liberty by which Christ has made us free...
Thank You, Christ Jesus, our redeemer, for You have called us into liberty, not to use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through relying on Your leading by the Holy Spirit, serving one another wisely. May my walk match my talk, O LORD, and may I daily invite and allow Your Spirit to flow freely through this jar of clay. Thank You for sealing the "holes" until my circulatory system" is whole -- no no longer "holey": but made whole and holy (!) -- healed of the former "leaks" so that Your flow in and through me is increased and strengthened. Thank You for these Quiet Times that You call "the womb of the morning (Psalm 110:3). I stand fast in the discipline of showing up to receive Your refreshment and replenishment -- Your nourishment and equipping for the day ahead.
You, God, are so gracious and full of compassion, going before us to make the crooked paths straight, to raise us up in Your righteous ness. O God, our Savior and LORD, thank You for unity in the Body of Christ! By Your Holy Spirit, we stand fast in the liberty You have borne us into, and we declare we will not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
This post is based on Galatians 5, Isaiah 45-46, and Psalms 110-111. The above photograph is from a Facebook page called Live Life in Color.