Men, before we can encourage and lead our families in pursuing the promises of God found within His Word, we have to understand how to do this for ourselves.
How do I use The Word?
Week 3 – Pursue Freedom
The over-arching theme of the Bible is to introduce Jesus Christ as the Savior of the World and Redeemer of our sins. He is the main idea, the lead character, and the entire theme of God’s Word. Accepting Jesus Christ as the sacrifice for our sin is the required step in restoring our broken relationship with God.
Once that decision has been made, the next step is to make Jesus Christ the Lord of our life. This is very much a separate step, and the key here is to understand the freedom and abundance that have already been purchased for us through Christ’s death. The book of Galatians tells us that, “For freedom Christ has set us free, stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” (Galations 5:1). Setting us free from sin was a one-time event – completed by Christ’s death on the cross – while freedom is an ongoing event, and requires a growing understanding of God’s Word for us to grasp the entirety of our freedom through Christ.
Is there a past hurt that still weighs you down? Do you have an addiction or recurring behavior you wish God would free you from? How would your life be different if you gained this freedom?
Spend the next week being honest with yourself about these questions and record your thoughts in a journal.