Freedom Verses Imprisonment

God, You are my God. I celebrate You. I praise You. You have done Your share of miracle wonders, and well-thought-out plans, solid and sure. I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation, arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. [Isaiah 25:1, Message version; Isaiah 61:10]

Holy Spirit I have learned and praise You for the wisdom I have gained on what freedom is and isn’t. I understand that freedom does not mean chaos. It means responsibility with the ability and knowledge to enjoy meaningful life with purpose and not be in bondage or imprisoned by anything or anyone. Your word says: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will reject you from serving as my priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your sons.” [Hosea 4:6] I now understand that knowledge, wisdom, and understanding of Your principles and learning to live them out is what gives me freedom. I also know that salvation offers me the gift of being free from my sins and sinful nature.

Many today think freedom is living with no controls, but that is just chaos and foolishness. Many people who are in prison will not admit to their responsibilities in life. So, those who choose the world’s idea of freedom are headed down the path to death. I will choose Your freedom, and live my life to serve and honor You so that I have true joy, love, peace, peace of mind, and humility that I will always need to learn.

I thank my God always concerning the grace of God which was given to me by Christ Jesus, that I am enriched in everything by Him in all utterance and all knowledge, even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in me, so that I come short in no gift, eagerly waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will also confirm me to the end, that I may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, by whom I am called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. [1Corinthians 1:4-9]