Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, with unveiled faces reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit (2 Corinthians 3:17-18; NIV).
There is complete freedom in Christ. Why do we have such a hard time basking in it? Christ called us to live a life of freedom. I grew up in fear. It was not fun. I still live in it quite often. A very wise woman once told me that fear is the opposite of faith. If we have true faith we should rest in the freedom that comes along with it. We can also refer to the word freedom as liberty or victory. Freedom in Christ and His glory go hand in hand. When we bask in that freedom we are basking in His glory.
Freedom does not mean that every day and every situation will be all “roses.” True freedom in Christ also includes trials and very sad times. We can experience freedom in the middle of trials when we experience the glory of God and true liberty in Christ. Nehemiah 8:10 (NIV) tells us that the “joy of the Lord is our strength.” When times are tough, we can still rest in His freedom when we allow His joy and His glory to shine through our circumstances.
Ahhhh freedom, just a taste of it will leave you wanting, craving and desiring more and more. Let’s use a little chocolate analogy to drive home the desire for more freedom. I love chocolate. I also love strawberries. Put the two together and you have one good thing in my opinion. Jeff gave me the best chocolate covered strawberry from the Ghirardelli factory when we were in San Francisco for our 1st anniversary (which is exactly why I love him so much and am happily married yr after yr). One small taste of that chocolate covered strawberry made me crave more and more. However, the strawberry cost $5 so needless to say; I only got one of them. But man did it taste good!
Have you ever tasted the Lord’s GLORY? Just a little taste is all you need and you are hooked. There is nothing like being in the center of the Lord’s will and truly experiencing freedom in Christ. Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. Are you resting in His complete freedom? Have you surrendered your hopes, dreams, trials and triumphs to Him? He wants us to rest and relax in His presence. His glory is so good and it comes with complete freedom, liberty and victory! Are you experiencing that freedom today? Allow Christ to break the chains that are holding you back and binding you from experiencing true liberty in Christ. Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, with unveiled faces reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit (2 Corinthians 3:17-18; NIV). Italics added.