The Chains Are Too Tight

Happy Friday! I’m so glad you joined me today. Enjoy Galatians 4:8-12 NLT.

Before you Gentiles knew God, you were slaves to so-called gods that do not even exist. So now that you know God (or should I say, now that God knows you), why do you want to go back again and become slaves once more to the weak and useless spiritual principles of this world? You are trying to earn favor with God by observing certain days or months or seasons or years. I fear for you. Perhaps all my hard work with you was for nothing. Dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to live as I do in freedom from these things, for I have become like you Gentiles—free from those laws.” Galatians 4:8-12 NLT

What gods are keeping you from walking in the freedom God gives? ________ (e.g., finances, worldly views, anger, opinions, pride, etc.)

Ask the Lord to help you in those areas today. Ask him to set you free – then be obedient to whatever he is calling you to do. The chains of this world are too tight, Jesus came to set the captives free. Will you accept the freedom he offers? _____

Father God, thank you for your love and kindness toward us. Thank you for the freedom you give. Lord, thank you for loving us unconditionally and for offering us freedom in Christ Jesus. Lord, you know we aren’t perfect. Lord, you know we struggle with doing what is right. Lord, you know the difficulties we endure.  Yet, you love us and offer us forgiveness of sins – thank you.  Lord, as we go through this day and prepare for the weekend, show us your glorious grace. Lord, release the captives – those imprisoned in the mind, those struggling in fear, anxiety, addiction and grief. Lord, remove the dark clouds that are around them and bring them peace and light. Lord, continue to renew our mind and change us Lord. Keep us humble, yet bold for you. In Jesus name, amen! Amen!

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