Freedom: Speaking The Good News

Here is the devotional:

We are ending our devotion on freedom by discussing our ability to speak the Good News of Jesus to others with Truth and Grace. I love reading the following in Isaiah:

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me

Do we live our lives as if the Spirit of the Lord God is upon us? I know more times than not, I do not live that way.

The Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings

Do we understand that we have been anointed to preach good tidings? See the Great Commission (Matthew 28: 16-20)

To proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound

Do we know we can speak on the topic of freedom to captives? If there was ever a year in which people needed to hear about freedom from prison, it’s in 2020.

As you can see, not only are we to experience freedom in Jesus, but we are to speak it to others. I believe we all understand we are free to speak the good news to others. The problem is that sometimes we are afraid to. Here are some ways to share the  good news.:

Write stories, blog articles or write a book
Serve in areas where people are more receptive to hearing the Word
Become a mentor and weave your faith into your counseling
Read the Bible and learn how to communicate with others who need to hear the Good News
Find a mentor who may be able to help you grow in this area
Pray for wisdom and courage to speak when the time comes
I pray that each of us starts to live our lives with the freedom we’ve spoken about in this Devotion (Location, Trust, Choices, Love, and Speech)

Uncommen Questions

Do you experience the freedom to share the Good News of Christ Jesus with others?

Are you the one that needs to be set free? If so, please visit our website and read about becoming a believer in Christ Jesus.

Uncommen Challenge

I challenge both of us to remember that if we know Jesus as our Savior, the Spirit of the Lord is upon us. We are free to speak the good news.

Scripture Verse:
Isaiah 61:1

Here are the scriptures referenced:

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
Isaiah 61:1 KJV

Here are Stu’s thoughts:

Do you know how freeing it is to be able to tell others of freedom? To no longer worry about the guilt and shame that had once riddled your life and to be able to share your story with the Gospel intertwined in your story. That’s freedom! Heck just telling your story is freeing in and of itself!

When I walked up those stairs to the stage at the Wrestling For Your Life Men’s Conference in Alabama to share my story I was nervous as hell. I stuttered for the first time in my life. Well, I heard myself stutter but the crowd heard perfect words! But once the words started to flow and my legs quit shaking I was the free one.

I was sharing my porn addiction struggle with an openness I never thought possible! I wasn’t worried about what others thought of me at the time for I was sharing how God set me free from over 30 years of looking at that trash.

And even now in day to day conversation with others when I share God there is a sense of freedom because I know where my freedom came from.

A few weeks ago D and I were talking about God and some of the things we use to do as teens. One could almost say we were trying to see which one of was worse off as far as sins go and we both shared something with each other that neither of has told to ANYONE before.

That’s what happens when you build a relationship with someone. You learn that you can trust them with the worst things in your life.

That conversation was a real gut wrencher for both of us. We both were crying as the Lord sort of just hovered over us. We could feel it.

It was time for those things to be brought out into the light and shared with a brother. That freed both of us of the guilt and shame associated with what we had committed all those years ago.

We live in a country where we have freedom of speech even with the pansies that get butt hurt over the truth. We as Christians should be utilizing that freedom to share Jesus and what he has done in our lives with others.

Yes, we will be ridiculed, mocked, cursed at and maybe worse but Jesus hung on a cross and died for our sins. The least we can do is share what he has done despite the mocking, ridiculing and cursing.

3 thoughts on “Freedom: Speaking The Good News”

  1. What a freedom we have in Jesus! And the power in telling our testimonies to others can change a life. I’m glad you and D were able to get some things off your chest. There’s healing in sharing our burdens. Prayers! 🙏🏼🙌🏼

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