Freedom is a word often used in our wonderful country of USA. We have freedom here like almost no other. Freedom as God gives, on the other hand, is something no man can give. Yes, man can help man find ways to receive this spiritual freedom, but it still comes down to each individual reaching out to God for it. It all starts when one understands that God’s freedom for His kids began with Him giving His own Son for this freedom. When we receive this freedom it is all about living eternally with God and all others who have asked Jesus Christ into their lives.
There are other freedoms that God also wants us to know about. These are the freedoms from the hurts, hang-ups and habits we develop from living in a sin infested world which we are born with and into. The sin we are born with is the sin nature we received from man’s original sin–Adam & Eve (I call it selfishness–the sin of wanting my way). This sin nature we have leads us into our own personal sins. God wants us to find His spiritual freedom from all of this sin. We will never be free from the temptations of sinfulness this side of death, but we can strengthen the freedom we have living in it one day at a time.
No man can do this in isolation. We need each other for accountability. Reaching out for this support goes against our pride and selfishness, but when we step into the richness of this help, it is amazing how James 5:16 comes into LIGHT. This freedom we can have each and every day we are here this side of death. The verse says: “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.”