PRAYER: Thank God today for the freedom that His Spirit in you brings to you each and every day.
DEVOTION: “Liberty is beautiful when we never use it to satisfy ourselves but use it in the Lord. We must never transgress because of liberty. What I mean is this: it would be wrong for me to take opportunities just because the Spirit of the Lord is upon me. But it would be perfectly justifiable if I clearly allow the Spirit of the Lord to have His liberty with me. However, we are not to behave inappropriately in our liberty, for the flesh is more extravagant than the Spirit.” (pg 84)
This passage reminded me of this passage.
“What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means! Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance. You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.” – Romans 6:15-18
The Spirit in us gives us liberty, freedom. But not freedom that we should take advantage of. The Spirit in us gives us freedom so that we can use it for the good of God. Use it to be drawn closer to Him.
Re-read these passages. Let the freedom of the Lord, the freedom of the Spirit fill you today but let it fill you with thoughts, ideas, hope, dreams that do nothing but draw you closer to Him.