Last week I shared about a young woman’s desire for freedom. She thought it was all about leaving home and heading into the world. Yes, she did make a lot of decisions for herself. She did, however, rely on her parent’s wisdom from time to time. Accepting their ideas and then going forth with more information, but ultimately making decisions for herself.
But was she really free? Weren’t there constraints, boundaries and expectations imposed by society? Of course there were. Then how could she really be free? She searched most of her life before finding that freedom.
She found it in following Jesus Christ. But aren’t there rules, regulations and a multitude of rituals involved in Christianity, you say? Perhaps, but true Christianity is not about any of that, it’s developing a relationship with the Son of God.
True freedom is found in obedience. Not just any kind of obedience but trusting obedience. That kind of obedience is found in having faith in God.
What about free will? Yes, God gave us free will. We can choose to believe, obey, trust and have faith in Him, or we can choose to not. The decision is ours. He loves us just the same. His desire is for all of us to return that love to Him, however.
But choosing to believe, obey, trust etc. is soooo hard. Yes, it is, at first, but each experience we have allows us to grow deeper in those areas. It doesn’t happen overnight, in fact, it takes a life time. But this writer has discovered there is nothing else worth having in life. Not material things, not personal wealth or popularity. It will all disappear someday, but the relationship with God will go on forever and ever.
Do you desire that kind of fulfillment? Do you desire true freedom? I’d be glad to introduce you to the Creator of the world and His awesome Son and the Comforter who will walk with you every step for the rest of your life.