July 3, 2021
True Freedom

I love the word Freedom! I’m so thankful to live in a country that is free and celebrates freedom. But true freedom goes deeper than patriotism and nationality. The thought of being FREE and LIBERATED because of Jesus’ death and resurrection takes freedom to a whole different level. It causes me to praise and worship my Lord and Savior! 

“If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36 (NIV)

The definition of freedom is “the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved.” Because we have been set free from the “yoke of slavery”, we can stand firm and live our lives in the freedom that comes from the Spirit dwelling in us as believers. We are no longer under the control of sin, but rather, under the control of the Spirit. The Spirit of freedom and liberty! 

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1 (NIV)

As we celebrate Independence Day, let’s remember to celebrate our Dependence Day – our dependence on our Savior and Lord, and the freedom He gives us every day to overcome sin and live and walk with His Spirit!

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”  

2 Corinthians 3:17 (NIV)

Thank you, Father, for sending Jesus. Thank you for His power to free and liberate us from the power of sin. Thank you that your Spirit who lives in us and gives us the power to live as FREE children of God!

Rita Rabideau, Edison, NJ

2044 IMG 6858 2Rita Rabideau has been teaching cardio strength for 15 years and is the Area Director for NJ/PA/NY. She is a busy wife and mother to 3 adult children and 1 daughter-in-law. Rita loves teaching fitness classes and doing various ministries with her husband of 35 years. She also enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with friends.