Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
It’s kind of hard to get our minds around this particular promise, don’t you think? How can freedom come through faith? What about the reality of life we live in? Is this freedom only in regards to what happens in the spiritual realm?
Freedom in Christ is a soul-deep, unshakable, unquenchable gift that manifests in every single breath drawn from believing the truth.
It’s not a freedom from responsibility or accountability. We don’t get a free pass from obstacles or challenges. Nor do we get to avoid trials or temptations. We absolutely endure the reality of life on this earth. What Jesus is talking about is the kind of freedom that comes through no longer being slaves to sin that leads to death.
In obedience to the Father, Jesus came to set us truly free—free to experience life in which sin doesn’t hold us captive. He has already defeated sin and death on our behalf. But will we accept what He has done? Will we remain faithful to the teachings found in Scripture? Will we believe that Jesus is indeed our Redeemer, making a way to be with God in heaven through eternity?
These words come from Elisa’s newest devotional book, Unblinded Faith: Gaining Spiritual Sight Through Believing God’s Word.
I wanted to bring my friend, author and speaker Lisa Pulliam is today to share with you about the importance of seeing the world as God sees it: through the lens of His love and the truth of the Bible. I know you’ll be encouraged if you have been struggling with finding simple ways to engage with God’s Word! She’ll be on the podcast tomorrow, so don’t miss that!
Would you like to have the kind of faith that strengthens your soul? What if you could endure trials with a steady calm and make daily decisions with confidence in God’s purposes?
In Unblinded Faith, Elisa Pulliam invites you to take a holy pause and experience a fresh encounter with God and His Word.
This 90-day devotional is filled with thoughtful application of Scripture to help you see God personally and know His love for you.
It is possible to take God at His Word. It is possible to embrace His promises, even when your circumstances challenge your faith. You can experience the fullness of God’s love, kindness, grace, mercy, and wisdom—no matter where you find yourself today. If you crave unshakable hope, it’s time to embrace unblinded faith!
Elisa Pulliam is a certified life coach, speaker, author, and creative strategist who is passionate about helping women to experience a fresh encounter with God and His Word for the sake of impacting the next generation with Kingdom hope. Her ministry, More to Be, is devoted to helping women unpack the Scriptures and discover how to join God in His work every day. Elisa and her husband, Stephen, savor life together with their four children.