Friday, August 30, 2013

Free As A Bird

Jesus told the people who had faith in him,
 "If you keep on obeying what I have said, 
you truly are my disciples. 
You will know the truth, 
and the truth will set you free.?" 
John 8:31-32

Some know Him as just a name.  Others know Him because of stories they have heard.  Some even went to special classes or school to learn more about Him, not because they wanted to but because they were sent and it was expected of them.  Some even call Him "Lord" and yet do not really know Him.  Jesus' words here discredit their knowledge, for only if you carry Jesus with you in your very being (heart and soul) do you truly know him and are able to keep His commands.  Still we fail because of our humanness but He gave us the power of His forgiveness if we recognize our sin and ask for Him to forgive us.  We are free as a bird...
no guilt, no shame...
to fly.

If you declare 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 profess your faith and are saved.
Romans 10:9-10

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