{You} Enslaved or Free?

Walking in Christ is not for sissies, but as a child of God you are indwelt and empowered by the Holy Spirit.

  • There is no super power in bitterness. Bitterness enslaves you; forgiveness frees you.

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor (fellow man) and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, love [that is, unselfishly seek the best or higher good for] your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may [show yourselves to] be the children of your Father who is in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on those who are evil and on those who are good, and makes the rain fall on the righteous[those who are morally upright] and the unrighteous [the unrepentant, those who oppose Him]. 46 For if you love [only] those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do that? 47 And if you greet only your brothers [wishing them God’s blessing and peace], what more [than others] are you doing? Do not even the Gentiles [who do not know the Lord] do that? 48 You, therefore, will be perfect [growing into spiritual maturity both in mind and character, actively integrating godly values into your daily life], as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Matthew 5:43-48).

  • There is no super power in selfishness. We like to talk and focus on agape love most, but verse 44 in Matthew 5 centers on doing things for the benefit of another, that is, having an unselfish concern for another and a willingness to seek the best for another rather than self or emotion(s)

Want to be free? Use your super power of forgiveness in Christ?

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}