New Salem International Ministries
In Galatians 5, Paul commissions us to walk in the freedom of God's love. This passage holds eminent meaning, even today. It is not God's desire for us to be yoked by mental, physical, or spiritual slavery and bondage in any area of life. This does not warrant a life of recklessness and loss of morality, but rather sets the stage to exhibit the love of Christ that is readily accessible to those that love Him.
3 John 1:2
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
It is impossible to prosper in bondage. Scriptural text makes God's desire for us to live free from all forms of bondage crystal clear. We are tasked to use our spiritual thermometers to line our thoughts and actions up with the standards of the Kingdom. We possess that freedom in Christ. It is through our inherited freedom that we are given authority to reign in all areas of our lives, through direct access to the Father as heirs to the Kingdom of Heaven.
...On earth, as it is in Heaven.
That phrase is so profound. In Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1963 'I Have A Dream Speech', he described the love that God commanded us to show one another... as children of the King; brothers and sisters united to live freely and love with the heart of the Father. Working together to reverse the chains of mental, physical, and socioeconomic bondage.
"I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low. The rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight. And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together. This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith we will be to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony brotherhood."
Take authority over the things that have you bound.
Stand firm on your faith in God
Utilize action to continue walking in the freedom that is your birthright. Faith without works is still dead.
In your prayer time, ask God to guide you.
Learn to hear and follow the voice of the Father.
When God is your source, your well never runs dry and you can freely exhibit the unconditional love of Christ. Even in your valley moments, you can stand firm
on the assured faith that He is able to turn your trials into a testimony for His Glory.