Where I find my Freedom

Heavenly Father I praise You for teaching me what freedom truly means.  I praise You for breaking the bonds of sin and letting me walk with power and peace.  I praise You for giving me a confidence in You that surpasses all my anxieties.  Let me always learn to lean on You and to trust in You with all areas of my life.  I praise You that I was made with a purpose in mind and for this time to live. I know You do not mistakes. I have learned from Your word that, “for freedom Christ freed us. Stand fast therefore and do not be entangled again with the yoke of bondage.”

Holy Spirit teach me to fully understand Paul’s letter to the Galatians when he wrote, “You have been called to liberty to give an opportunity to the flesh, but by love serve one another. For the entire law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. But if you bite and devour one another, take heed that you are not consumed by one another.  I say then, walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh…But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are revealed, which are these: adultery, sexual immorality, impurity, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, strife, jealousy, rage, selfishness, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, carousing, and the like. I warn you that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”

Holy Spirit give me a freedom that comes with guard rails so that I do not veer of my path to heaven.  Remind me that without these guard rails I would have freedom but life would be completely full of chaos and confusion which is not of God. Help me to be so engrossed in serving God that I lose any time to be tempted by sin.  Help me to be a doer of the word and not a hearer only.  Let me works so hard in the field of the harvest that I can truly say at the end of the day that it has been good because I have done all that was within me for the Lord.  

Grace and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord. His divine power has given to me all things that pertain to life and godliness through the knowledge of God who has called me to His own glory and excellence, by which He has given to me exceedingly great and precious promises, so that through these things I might become a partaker of the divine nature and escape the corruption that is in the world through lust.  For this reason help me to make every effort to add virtue to my faith; and to my virtue, knowledge, and to my knowledge, self-control; and to my self-control, patient endurance; and to my patient endurance, godliness; and to my godliness, brotherly kindness; and to my brotherly kindness love.  For if all of these reside in me and abound, they will ensure that I will neither be useless nor unfruitful in the knowledge of Jesus Christ my Lord. Help me to diligently make my calling and election sure so that when I add all of these areas into my life I will not stumble and will be able to enter into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ which will be abundantly provided for me.  In Jesus’ name, Amen. 2 Peter 1:3-11 MEV version