“So stand strong for our freedom! The Anointed One freed us so we wouldn’t spend one more day under the yoke of slavery, trapped under the law” – Galatians 5:1
Not everything is what you think it is.
You can have in your possession an actual declaration of freedom — and not actually value it.
You can hold in your hands something valuable enough that it could change everything about your life — and you could send it right out of your life.
You can think you know what to think — and it turns out: it’s not what you think.
Maybe that’s the whole point?
You don’t think Jesus is your everything — until you have nothing but Jesus.
You don’t think of Jesus as anything but ultimately useful to getting the life you want — until you experience Jesus as ultimately the most beautiful in the life you already have.
You don’t think of Jesus as anything but an example to follow — until you experience Him as a Lover to fall into, as a Lamb to forgive you, as your Lord to free you.
Like having an exorbitantly valuable declaration of freedom in your hands but not thinking you do, Christianity and a life of faith — may not be what you think:
Christianity is more than going to heaven when you die; it’s about dying with Christ now — so you can live now.
Christianity is more than performing a good life —- it’s about Christperforming an entirely perfect life for you — so you can live the abundant life in its entirety.
A life of faith may not be what what you think — or what most people live.
It’s infinitely more.
The greatest freedom we have is the freedom to come right to God at any time.