free

These words are the profession of my faith in Jesus Christ. They are words I want to live and  work by every single day.  With his help, most days, I do.

I am a servant of the most high God – the God of heaven and earth, who holds my life in the palm of his hand – and because of the price he paid to give me life, I am his slave.  Yet, I am free!  For God did not give me a spirit of fear, but of power and of love, a calm and well balanced mind, a spirit of discipline and self-control.

He brings to my life love, joy, peace, an even temper, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-restraint.  Now that I have come to be acquainted with and understand the true God – or rather to be understood and known by God – how could I turn back again to the weak, worthless, elementary things that I was enslaved to before?

So overflowing is his kindness toward me that he took away all of my sins through his Son and showered down upon me the richness of his grace.  For how well he understands me and knows what is best for me at all times.

O, how kind my God is – for he has shown me how to trust him and become full of the love of his son, Jesus Christ.