Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Obedience and Freedom

Ash Wednesday -- the First Day of Lent

Obey me, and I will be your God, and you will be my people. ~ Jeremiah 7:23 (NLT)

Then Jesus turned to the Jews who had claimed to believe in him. “If you stick with this, living out what I tell you, you are my disciples for sure. Then you will experience for yourselves the truth, and the truth will free you.” ~ John 8:31-32 (MSG)

If we persevere in living out what Jesus calls us to do we will experience true freedom.
Lord Jesus, thank you for the freedom that you give to us. I love you but I also take a lot of short-cuts when it comes to living your way. I realize that this approach eats away at the freedom that you give to your people. Empower me to be a narrowly focused disciple who finds freedom in obeying you. I'm going to live free. Amen.