by Macy Johnson
“It is for freedom that Christ has set
Stand firm, then, and do not let
be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”
(Galatians 5:1 NIV)
A new year
was right around the corner. It was time to take the quiz to discover what my
word for the year would be. This past year my word was Redeemed. I was
encouraged to see that word on my desk and know Jesus had purchased me and rescued
me from myself. What could I look forward to in the new year?
few questions and Bible verse selections, the word Freedom appeared on
my computer screen. Hmmm. I didn’t think I needed to be reminded that I am free.
But, maybe I do need to remember, with the help of a printed word on my desk.
God set me free in the new year?
- Freedom from what people think -
“And I saw that all labor and all
spring from man’s envy of his
This too is meaningless, a chasing after
(Ecclesiastes 4:4 NIV)
- Freedom to study God’s word and serve
in His kingdom -
“I will walk about in freedom,
for I have sought out your precepts.”
(Psalm 119:45 NIV)
- Freedom from fear and doubt -
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me to preach
good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for
and recovery of sight for the blind.”
(Isaiah 61:1 as quoted by Jesus in
Luke 4:18 NIV)
- Freedom from poor choices -
“Everything is permissible –
but not everything is beneficial.”
(1 Corinthians 10:23 NIV)
I will stand firm in the freedom and faith God has given me. I hope you will, too!