[CF Devotionals] 2013-08-12 - What Would an Oppressed Person Say?

Isaiah 61:1-3 and 2 Corinthians 3:17

For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. (2 Corinthians 3:17)

I have come to the conclusion I can't be trusted. At first, I did not consider myself a captive. That is something others suffer from, those with horrendous secrets and lofty living. But with more introspection, I have come to the sad conclusion that I am in need of freedom from my captivity. I cannot give it up by myself. I long for the peace that comes from accepting God's anointing on my life.

A captive needs to be set free from his cage. God provides the exit, to take us out of the sticky situations. God is liberty. Thankfully, He takes the heaviness away.

I realize Jesus already saved me by dying on the cross, but somehow I have clung to this sin and bondage that He died for me to be cleansed of. I am thankful for the reminder that God hasn't abandoned any of His children.

Lord, I want You to take my broken heart, my captivity, and the prison I have been living in. Please give me direction on how to let go long enough for You to be the Savior I need during this time of transformation. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.

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