Some of My Favorites: Exercise Freedom – to Say No!

I’m not great at memory work, but I have a book of my favorite Scriptures. I add to it as a new verse touches my heart. Can I share a few with you?


Exercise Freedom – to Say No!

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

Galatians 5:1

praying_on_bible_redWhat a wonderful revelation this Scripture was for me.

You know, young Christians are fired up and ready to take on the world. That’s a good thing, but what sometimes happens is they end up taking on more than their share of the “works” of the church or the community.

Please don’t misunderstand me. Christ has certainly given us the charge of taking care of our church body and our community. Getting buried in it is something different. If you are drowning in good works and getting no pleasure or satisfaction in it, you may be in over your head. Take time to pray about it, and let God guide you in the way you should go.

As I began my journey with Jesus, I wanted to do anything and everything to please Him, not really understanding what that meant. I became burdened, overwhelmed, and frustrated. Then I read Galatians. It is called the book of freedom.

As believers in Christ we have a purpose in this world. We are all called to share the good news of the gospel of Christ. We are all called to care for the needy of the world. We are all called to join with other believers as a church and work together in praise, fellowship, worship, study of the Word, and outreach. Just don’t expect that the Lord wants YOU to do it all. What He wants is for us to listen for His call on our lives and work in the way He has set for us.

Lord, thank you for freedom and the knowledge that You will guide us in the way we should go. Let us hear Your voice and obey.