Jesus brings us freedom
So the other day I was listening to some worship music on itunes as I began to fall asleep. It was really weird because I was just lying there, when I just felt the Holy Spirit speaking to me, very subtly. His words truly were comforting and his Word came at the perfect timing.
At the moment before he began to speak, I was thinking (as always). I was condemning myself, thinking about all of my faults, and all of the areas of my life that I struggle in. That is when the Holy Spirit spoke to me. He told me to aim my thoughts towards Jesus, so I did. The Holy Spirit told me that I was worrying for no reason, and that Jesus already knows my faults, weaknesses, and mistakes.
The Holy Spirit just spoke the name of Jesus into my spirit over and over again. At this point I’m just thinking, “Holy Spirit what are you doing?” As I listened to him continue speaking, I a quick thought of me walking up to Jesus and being embraced by him. I thought to myself, “Wow, Jesus, I’m so imperfect and I want to be a faithful disciple for you.” I went down a list of things that I was unhappy with about myself, and when I was done, Jesus tells me that because I am saved through him, that none of those things matter.
He told me that whenever I hear his name, and think of him, that I can have this peace, this joy, because it comes from him. I was crying as I fell asleep. I was saying that I was unworthy, but God was saying that I was worthy, because of his son Jesus. Some of you reading this, need to know that the same thing applies to you also. For those of you who struggle with depression, guilt, shame, rejection, fear, etc, just know that Jesus loves you and he has paid the ultimate price for us all.
Anything that says otherwise, is a lie from satan, and he is the father of lies. We are made in God’s image, and through his son, we have freedom. In John 14:27, Jesus says “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” Wow! That’s beautiful, and Jesus spoke those words to each and every one of us, no matter where we may be in life.
Through repentance (turning away from sin) and confession, we are forgiven God hears our prayers. God also gives us grace, to help us turn away from our sin. God’s Holy Spirit works empowers us to do what Christ demands of us. Jesus is with us, and he brings freedom to all. Someone out there needed to see this and I thank God for his word. Share this with anyone you know, who may be struggling with their self image, self esteem, etc. May God bless you all
John 3:30 - “He must INCREASE, but I must decrease”