Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Set Free

I was reading Romans 8 today. I always go there to hear the promises and salvation of God. They are new every morning--great is His faithfulness!

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. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace

You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. (. . .) But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. (. . . ) 

So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” 

It spoke to me today. I have been living in the flesh in my heart--fearful and untrusting--this week especially since three of my children are gone on a trip.

God is the God of all the universe. 
He is the God of my children—He is sovereign over their very breaths.

Walking by faith today.


Charlotte said...

Love this. So, so true, and such a good reminder. Scripture is so comforting. Hugs, my friend.

Charlotte said...

So, so true. And so comforting. It is hard, but there is peace, resting in God's sovereignty. Hugs, my friend.

Yvana said...

Thank you for such a timely reminder. Blessings!

Melanie said...

Blessings to you, Kate! How good to remember indeed that "the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set us free from the law of sin and death!" I like the other part of that old worship song too: "There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus."

Blessings to you today, friend!