Unspeakable Joy Devotional

May 31st

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The Gift of Salvation. Galatians 5:1 “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened by a yoke of slavery.”

We believe we are free because will live in a country where our government allows us to worship, speak, and travel as we desire. Yet despite the liberties a constitution may guarantee, countless people live in bondage. That’s because true freedom isn’t something that can be legislated. It is the ability to live a righteous life in the mercy, grace, goodness, and power of God.

True freedom means:

Through Jesus, we are redeemed from bondage to sin and its consequences. God has adopted us into His family, and we are able to walk with Him in truth.

Our hope is secure. We can live with joy and confidence since we trust the Lord to care for us today and through all of eternity.

God has enabled us to become all that He intended. He has opened the door for us to release bitterness, low self-esteem, and other impediments that once had a grip on us. His Holy Spirit guides and enables so we can do all the He desires.

Through grace, Christ has freed us to relate to one another in a godly fashion. We can love and forgive in God’s strength because we have experienced the same from Him.

Only when we fully surrender and sacrifice to Him can we truly live in freedom. (InTouch Ministries)

Romans 10:9-10 “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord”, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.”

Lord Jesus, for too long I’ve kept you out of my life. I know that I am a sinner and that I cannot save myself. No longer will I close the door when I hear you knocking. By faith I gratefully receive your gift of salvation. I am ready to trust you as my Lord and Savior. Thank you, Lord Jesus, for coming to earth. I believe you are the Son of God who died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead on the third day. Thank you for bearing my sins and giving me the gift of eternal life. I believe your words are true. Come into my heart, Lord Jesus, and be my Savior. Amen (R. Pritchard)

 

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