Saturday, September 27, 2014

Regarding Liberty

Based on Galatians 5:1-26, Psalm 111:1-6, Proverbs 26:9, and Isaiah 45.

Thank You, God, for the liberty by which Christ has made us free! We will not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage, unwittingly attempting to be justified in any way other than  the Blood of Christ. Forgive us for ever walking away from the righteousness of Jesus, from the offense of His Cross at Calvary. Thank You for calling us into liberty and Fullness of Life by Your Spirit, into the SUPERnatural realm, no longer under the law or anything man-led  or man-made.

To us, the works of the flesh have become evident, by the leading of Your Spirit who abides in us, increasing as we will allow. Thank You for giving us spiritual senses to see and  hear from You as we seek Your counsel in this broken world. Your wonderful works are to be remembered and studied, published and sung through all the earth by those who have pleasure in them, those to whom You have been Gracious and full of compassion, those who have received the power of Your works, those who are both carried and also delivered. Us!

Thank You for calling us by name and for naming each one of us, even though did not know You in our former life. Thank You for revealing that there are many lesser gods that bewitch us and lead us into the swamp weeds, into the quicksand unseen by natural eyes. Thank You for rebirthing us to see there is no other God besides You. YOU alone form the light and the darkness! We hear You crying out, "Woe to him who strives with his Maker.. Look to Me and be saved, all you ends of the earth... I, the LORD, speak righteousness; I declare things that are right."

You, O God, did not say to the seed of Jacob, "Seek Me in vain." Israel shall be saved by You, LORD God, with an everlasting salvation. You are calling from on high, and we who are quieted and still know that You are God, imploring us, wooing, drawing us with cords of love, calling to us and saying:"Listen to Me, O house of Jacob and all the remnant of the house of Israel who have been upheld by Me... Even to your old age I will carry you; I have made, and I will bear, even I will carry and deliver you..."

This photograph is by Liz Burnell.

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