July 10, 2020
Today’s devotion is based on 2 Corinthians 3:17, “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”
What controls you? We cannot serve multiple masters. It is not possible to live under the control of others or things, while also living in authentic communion with God. When we let others’ expectations – or our perception of their expectations – drive us, we abandon our genuineness, and we abuse the freedom gifted to us through God’s ultimate sacrifice.
Jesus died to set us free. This includes freedom from a preoccupation with the demands and expectations of others. In God’s presence, these demands and expectations – real or perceived – fade into insignificance. After all, there is no condemnation for those who live in Christ. God went to immeasurable lengths to secure this freedom for us. Let’s not squander it.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, gracious God, creator and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, thank you for sending Jesus Christ to this world. He has set us free from the expectations of this world that would draw us from the freedom you have won for us. Let us hear your voice of freedom louder than the many voices of the enemy. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.