Freedom in the Spirit
2 Corinthians 3:17
“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”
I determined in 2009 to radically follow Jesus, and do my best to obey His teachings. Certainly, I was growing in the knowledge of Him as “the Truth” as I studied His Word and spent quality time in His Presence daily. Consequently, for quite some time, I had in fact realized inside me a freedom I had never experienced before, accompanied by real joy and true peace by His Holy Spirit.
The Spirit prompted me to make a list of oppressions, strongholds and addictions that I was once in bondage to, but from which I have now been set free. The list you saw earlier in this book was the result. Believe me, like Paul, I was “the chief of sinners” – it is a very long list – and I add to it as the Spirit reveals. Why have I chosen to be this embarrassingly direct and transparent with you? Because I want you to know that if God can change me so miraculously inside and out, He can change anybody! Do you want to be forever finished with being a slave to old strongholds and addictions?
Seek more of God the Holy Spirit. Be led by the Spirit. Pray in the Spirit. Walk in the Spirit.
Tell your Heavenly Father you want to be free from old bondages. Take your time. Be specific.
Ask the Holy Spirit to help you stay free.
Dive Deeper: Study and compare 2 Corinthians 3:17; 1 Peter 2:16; Romans 6:7,11,18; Romans 8:1-4; Galatians 5:13; and Isaiah 61:1.