I was asked this question the other day and it’s depth has cemented in my core. “Why is it so easy for people (confessing Christ followers) to stay in their sin, and to have NO desire to ever break free from it?” Haven’t they missed the whole point?
How many times have we all heard the salvation story? Thanks to the country we live in, more times than we can count. But sadly sometimes, it never goes any deeper than a simple confession of the lips and/or a long walk down the aisle. They never seem to be interested or concerned with visible sin in their lives. I’m tormented by this, and I’m praying for hearts to be broken, soft, desperate for a transformation.
Jesus didn’t just come to save us and move us into His mansion in the sky, he came to save us from the power of sin in our lives! That’s the freedom He offers. Freedom from the guilt, shame, torment, and bondage it creates in us! We are slaves to sin before we accept the blood of Jesus as our salvation. But once we accept His death as great enough to cover us, we are free from the bondage that once haunted us. This is the revolutionary power of a God that saves! Once we experience it, even when we fall, we won’t want to stay there! God has more for us! It’s a gift.
This is my prayer for us all… That those who trust Jesus will be transformed by the power of His Spirit. That we won’t miss a single ounce of His workings… The way He heals broken hearts, restores shattered relationships, they way he uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things. The way he comforts the broken hearted; and frees the sinner from his addictions. They way He looks lovingly and forgivingly upon a man or woman who has done the unthinkable, gently breaks their spirit, and reveals Himself to the sinner greater than ever before. The way He hears the cry of a barren woman and His blessings end up being more than she ever imagined. They way He looks down on the innocent child that has suffered from sexual abuse and he rescues her, restores her heart, and uses her to help others who are silently hurting. The list goes. His works are never ending. His power is incomprehensible. This the God of our salvation. And He doesn’t want His children to miss it. We serve one GRACIOUS MIGHTY GOD!
God offers freedom from sin. Call on him. Break free from its bondage. And experience all that God has for you!