Saturday, July 7, 2012

Truly Free

I recently read the book, The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom.  She tells the story of how she and her family were involved in hiding Jews while in Nazi occupied Holland.  It is an amazing story of faith that allowed them to do what God wanted despite the possible outcome.  They eventually get caught; however most of the family is let go except Corrie and her sister.  They find themselves in a concentration camp and she writes of some of her experiences but more so of the work God did in her heart throughout the ordeal.  It is a story I was familiar with but had never read the book.  Reading the book was amazing because of the many miracles she mentions and how God showed her that He was with her and would help her through.

As we were celebrating Independence Day in America this week, I thought about how it is so true that for those of us who know and follow Christ, we truly are free.  This is a freedom that surpasses all other human freedoms because it is a spiritual freedom.  Corrie Ten Boom was not free by human standards; however, she was certainly free from a very real bondage.  When we are in Christ, we can all be free of things like: hatred, unforgiveness, bitterness, jealousy, sin, anger, fear, and so much more.  All those things lead to a spiritual death; however, in Christ we are freed from all those and given life instead.  In John 8:36 (NLT) Jesus said, "So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free."

Are you exercising the freedom we have in Christ?

You are invited to read my post at Seeds of Faith Women.

This post is linked with Spiritual Sundays.

4 comments:

  1. You are so right that we are truly free with Christ. Sometimes, I forget and get bogged down in earthly things but He always reminds me that He has better plans than mine!

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  2. we recently got back from Amsterdam and when there we went to Corrie Ten Boom's house and saw first hand the hiding place when they hid the Jews. The gentle presence of the Ten Booms still resides in that home and what a powerful presence it is. We came home with a renewed desire to walk the calling. Wishing you a beautiful weekend.

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  3. Corrie Ten Boom's story has touched millions. I read it at a young age and it challenged me in my walk with God. How easy we have it, yet we complain so easily.

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  4. Her story is so inspiring. You are exactly right about real freedom.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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