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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

God Frees Me Through His Word

In summary of John 8:31-32 it says, “So Jesus said to those who believed in him, ‘If you obey my teaching, you are really my disciples; 32 you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.’”

Bottom Line:
To those who believed in him, if they obeyed what he taught then they would know the truth and the truth would set them free.

What this means to me:
In these verses Jesus reminds me that if I believe in him and if I continue to obey and remain faithful to follow His teachings then I would be considered his disciple.  In a close relationship such as this I would learn from him the actual truth and Jesus says it would be a truth that would set me free. 
For my life only God knows what I’m truly capable of.  The Lord frees me through his Word and will unlock all I’ve been made to do and be. Through it, I’ll be able to do things I never thought possible.  I do this by: Learning God’s Word. God won’t unlock my potential until I actually open the Word and learn it. I can’t unlock potential by osmosis. I’ll need to start by learning what the Bible says.  
Next I need to accept God’s Word. The Bible needs to be the authority in my life. I may not always like what I’m reading, but if I want God’s best for my life, I need to accept what it says as the final authority for how I will live.  Then I need to obey God’s Word. I can’t just learn and accept God’s Word. I need to do what it teaches. I won’t be blessed for the parts of the Bible you know. I’ll be blessed for the parts of the Bible that I do and make part of my life.  I was made for much more than I could ever imagined. The Bible tells us in 1 Corinthians 2:9, “What God has planned for people who love him is more than eyes have seen or ears have heard. It has never even entered our minds!” (CEV)  So I need to continue to get into God’s Word and be ready to do what only God imagines is possible for me.  There are some patterns in my life that I need to be more faithful in.  Today I will work on those.