Now, slavary doesn't mean that one cannot be a slave in Christ. In fact, in Christ, it's a good thing. In Christ, you're recognized (by Him of course, remember we're not people pleasing here! haha!…yup..that again! haha!), you are of value (precious precious value), and you are wanted (for who you are to be exact and not what you've always wanted to be). Here's an illustration: Take off the head of whoever is controlling you (i.e. your handler but metaphorically of course; please don't murder anyone for Christ's sake. lol), then in your mind, replace that head with Christ's Head. See what changes. That's who you're following instead. Amen.
Slavery in Christ means being a servant of Christ. *phew* you thought that was something else didn't you? And yet it means that you are free.
I read this the other day: "And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to God, while we look forward with hope to that wonderful day when the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be revealed. He gave his life to free us from every kind of sin, to cleanse us, and to make us his very own people, totally committed to doing good deeds" (Titus 2:11-14 NLT)
Another translation says, "For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men…" (Titus 2:11-14 NIV).
It may be hard, and we will make mistakes, but His Grace is sufficient for all. Praise be to God for that. Hallelujah, He is so worthy of praise.
No more worldly ways, no more pleasure which take us away from Christ, no more unnecessary weight on your back.
Note: (You can listen to Hillsong Young & Free's album for inspiration :)
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