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“For he who was called in the Lord while a slave, is the Lord’s freedman; likewise he who was called while free, is Christ’s slave.  You were bought with a price; do not become slaves of men” (1 Corinthians 7:22-23).

We live in a world with skewed understanding of reality.  While screaming for freedom in the crowd, they lament the limitations upon their desires.  True freedom is found only in Christ and it is a freedom that transcends circumstance.  It does not seek its own, but understands that all things belong to the One who made them.  Live in the freedom of Christ and know His goodness that can never be taken away.

Lord, I spend so much time trying to figure things out that I am mixed up inside.  Bring me to the place where I live by faith and not by my ability to figure these things out.  Lead me in Your goodness that I may now and always abide humbly in Your grace.  Let me not seek the world, but You and know that in You alone is all the freedom, goodness, and mercy I could ever hope for.

Come, Holy Spirit, and minister to my heart.  Guide me according to Your goodness that I would now and always see things through Your eyes.  Help me know the freedom I have in You and the slavery which is mine in Christ.  In both of these things, help me to always be content in and through whatever this world brings.  Lead me Lord in the way of everlasting life with peace and freedom in my soul.  Amen.