Tuesday, March 25, 2014

if the Son has set you free, you are free indeed


Holley Gerth’s Coffee for Your Heart Encouragement Challenge for this week is simply, “Pour out a little love with your words…simply write an encouraging blog post and then link it up here with us.”

My Daddy, Eston Willis, was a wonderful Bible teacher. One year he led a small Bible study in our home. Each week, we would gather, open in prayer, open our Bibles, and he would begin by quoting the same Scripture, Romans 8:1, at least seven times before we began...

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.


Something about the repetition of those God-breathed words moved God’s Truth from my head to my heart.

The 1996 Steven Curtis Chapman song, “Free,” puts lyrics and music to this Truth…
“God’s grace has broken every chain and given us these wings...If the Son has set you free, you are free indeed!” (John 8:36)

From the first chapter of Ephesians, we know that we know that we know that in Christ, we are...

BLESSED
 with every spiritual blessing,
         ACCEPTED in the Beloved Son of God,
                 ADOPTED as a child of the King,
                         CHOSEN before the foundation of the world,
                                 REDEEMED by His Blood, 
                                          FORGIVEN by His Grace,
                                                   LOVED with an everlasting Love.

Are these words encouraging to you? Please feel free to leave your comments in the box below. I’d love to hear from you!


6 comments:

  1. YES, yes, yes! They are more than enough to convince me that I am loved and seen as His child!

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    1. Thank you so much for your response, Barbara! I so agree with you, when I read these Truths in God's Word, it renews my mind :)

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  2. accepted is the word that hits me Beth.
    I felt unacceptable to my mother, to the day she died, to my husband through 26 years or difficult marriage that ended in divorce, and then to my daughter who is a perfectionist and I can never measure up- the fact that Abba Father accepts me the way He made me- is what keeps me out of the pit and puts a smile on my dial.
    Wonderful post with power-filled words.
    Love,Mary,

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    1. Thank you, Mary! I so appreciate the open, honest, transparent way you share your heart with us through your responses to these posts. When you open your heart to share the specific ways that God uses His Word to minister to you, it is truly a blessing to me and many others. This verse from the Amplified Bible comes to my heart when I think of you, Mary… 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Amplified Bible—“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of sympathy (pity and mercy) and the God [Who is the Source] of every comfort (consolation and encouragement), Who comforts (consoles and encourages) us in every trouble (calamity and affliction), so that we may also be able to comfort (console and encourage) those who are in any kind of trouble or distress, with the comfort (consolation and encouragement) with which we ourselves are comforted (consoled and encouraged) by God.”

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  3. Hi Beth, I just hopped over when I was reading your comment on my blog.
    Some people say that repetition is boring but I'm glad your dad didn't think so and also God has repeated things in His Word so I think it's important. Enjoyed your post.

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  4. Sandra, thank you so much for commenting! You are so right, God did repeat many things in His Word, and I know I need to repeat His Truth over and over every day to keep on keeping on renewing my mind :)

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