Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Freedom (1 Corinthians 9:27)

Hey all,

This is one of the funny words in our faith that nobody really ever thinks about. The reason I say this is that those who have put their faith in God through Christ Jesus believe that they have freedom. The rest of the world would say that being a Christian is all a bunch of rules and stuff that we cannot do. Our job is to show others what it means to be free in Christ. I think that I have had more fun as a Christian then I have had before I came into relationship with all of you crazy God-loving people! As Christians, fun and freedom come with responsibility. Each of you are representatives of Christ Jesus.

“For though I am free from all people, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I may win more.”
~1 Cor. 9:19

Paul was a pretty knowledgeable and straight-laced guy. He knew both the Jewish law and the new law by which he now lived in Christ. He was constantly on the lookout for opportunities to share his faith with others. And if that meant being a certain way to represent JC, then that is what he did. This did not mean that he was a sell-out in the bad sense of the word. Instead, Paul was so aware of his witness for JC that he was able to adapt in any situation to show others why they should choose to follow Christ. Today’s question is: When others see you are they more drawn to JC for what they see? I pray that as you enjoy the freedom God has given you through Jesus, you are a representation for his name. Have a great weekend.

Praying for you,


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