Scripture Motto

"Let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father." Matthew 5:16

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Called to Live Out Loud 4 Jesus




We have freedom now,
because Christ made us free.
So stand strong.
Do not change and go back 
into the slavery of the law.”
Galatians 5:1

Because Christ made me free through His death and resurrection, I am Called to live a life as a freed person. Free of the shackles of sin. Free from the slavery of the law handed down to Moses. Free to Live Out Loud 4 Jesus. Free to walk with Him. Free to enter His courts with praise.

Jesus said, “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16 nasb) I must not hide His light in me. Instead, I must let it shine brightly in my world.

Nevertheless, some days living in such a way is difficult. Some days in some situations, I grow weary in doing what is good and upright. Sometimes my mouth or actions bring sorrow and disappointment to the Lord as His light-bearer.

That’s when I return to His word and refuel the oil in my lamp. His word rekindles the power to stand steadfast and strong to Live Out Loud 4 Jesus.

“...let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint. (Galatians 6:9 amp)
 
Christ set us free! Stand firm.
Do not lose heart in doing good


Further reading –1 Corinthians 15:58;
Hebrews 12:1-3; Isaiah 40:28-31




Live Out Loud” by Steven Curtis Chapman