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Get More Out of Life: Finding Freedom in the Every Day

Throughout the struggles that occur in this world, Jesus Christ came to free you from the burden that you carry that is heavy laden with lies that keep you from being everything that you can be. That freedom is within grasp and is yours for the taking if you simply ask. Don’t wait another moment. Start living in freedom today.

If you’ve ever thought, “There has to be more to life than this!” you’re not alone. The perception that you repeat over and over to yourself is perhaps the truest words you can speak to your heart. There is more. Paul very well understood that in Romans 7:7-25. Take this time now to read romans 7 and ask God to speak to you about your own sinful nature. Ask Him to give you wisdom and understanding into what Paul was saying and how you can relate.

In the passage, Paul argues that sin will always prevail in his sinful nature. How true is it when he exasperates in verse fifteen, “I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate.” This is not just in reference to the things that society may deem wrong, or even the things that those in Christian belief may exclude as such. On the contrary, it is a life living under principle rather than in the Spirit under the new law. It is to know all the rules and regulations [principle] and to choose not to do them because of the sinful nature.

And you will continue to do so if you live under the submission of the law [principle]. Because of your sinful nature, you go against what the law says and sin. There is no way around it. If there were, there would be no need for a Savior. Now read Romans 8:1-15. Reflect especially on the second verse, “And because you belong to Him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.” 

By the Spirit you have been freed from any power that your sinful nature has over you. You no longer have to live under the weight of sin or the un-forgiveness that you bestowed upon God, others, and yourself. You can now live through the justification you have in Jesus Christ. Yesterday as you confessed your sins [Day 2 of “ être revelation: 31 Days of Revelation], you threw away the old way you once lived. Today, invite the Spirit to dwell in you by asking aloud:

Spirit of the living God, please come into my being and penetrate my very life. Teach me where to go, what to do, and what to say so that I may please the Father today just as Christ pleased the Father. Give me a revelation of the Spirit today and the depth of my need for your power.

As you become more aware of His voice and break away from the lies of your flesh and the evil one, you will gain more clarity into what the Spirit is saying. You must die to yourself, your sinful nature, everyday and ask the Spirit to dwell in you. You can come back to this page every day for the rest of the revelation to allow it to seep into your heart, soul, mind, and spirit.