Monday, July 4, 2011

Freedom Is The Cross

"There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit." (Romans 8:1-4 ESV) 

As I was sitting outside enjoying my first cup of early morning coffee on this celebrated Independence Day, I saw a beautiful bright image reflection of the cross on my fence, and it made me start thinking of what the cross means to me.  

Our beloved Christ came to set us free, and the cross means that salvation comes to any and all who will accept the offering of Jesus for their sins. It is freely given, and Christ demonstrated His great love by setting us free from our sins through His death on the cross.....thank you sweet Jesus! :)  By trusting Christ we are loved, forgiven, and freed to live for Him. The cross of Christ frees us from spiritual diversions, and instead brings us closer to God. What comes to your mind when you hear the word freedom? As I reflect on the blessings of freedom and liberty, I believe that only through Jesus Christ can we find true freedom, a freedom within and can never be taken away. When we become fully committed followers of Jesus Christ, he will lead us into a life of freedom through discovery of his perfect plan; a plan to successfully live with a positive purpose, and with love, compassion and respect.

"Now the Lord is the spirit, and where the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." (2 Corinthians 3:17)

I am so blessed and thankful that God has given me the opportunity to approach Him with freedom and assurance, and the Fourth of July is a wonderful time to consider our freedom—as Americans and as Christians. Our national freedom is precious, but our freedom in Christ is of infinite worth. Jesus’ perfect truth frees us to be all that God meant us to be! :)

“To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood… to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.” (Revelation 1:5-6).


  1. This is great Denise. Being truly free...what it's all about!!
    Have a great and blessed day...Chelle

  2. Freedom: from so many things. I count that freedom in Christ as a blessing more and more: for on my own there is nothing but bondage.

  3. I never want to take for granted the freedom I have in Christ. He paid the penalty for my sins and I never want to get over that.

    I love to celebrate our country's Independence Day. How thankful I am for the freedoms we have in this country.

    However, nothing is better than the freedom I have as a believer and disciple of Jesus Christ. Great post and reminder.

    Thank you for visiting me on Heart Choices.

    Blessings and love,

  4. Love that picture awesome is that!! One of my favourite verses is from Galations that says, "It was for freedom that Christ set us free"... don't you just love this?

  5. I came across your blog today from My Daily Walk in His Grace. I so agree, our national freedom is so valuable but spiritual freedom is life. Great reflections.

  6. I have to admit I let myself be distracted far to easily. God does need our undivided attention. I love that quote of Oswald Chambers.

  7. Hi Denise,
    What an awesome thing to see that image of the cross! I think it's really cool that God is so creative in the ways he reaches to us. That scripture speaks volumes about the blood of Jesus setting us free from our sins..I need to daily remember that I am free and there is now no condemnation. I am having a blessed peaceful evening enjoying reading your blog!
    Peace In Jesus