The way of freedom is God’s design for us. The way of freedom is to be so associated with God that we know first, and always, of His presence. He is our Father, our loving Father. As Thomas Merton (1915-1968) once wrote, “As long as you pretend to live in pure autonomy, as your own master, without even a god to rule you, you will inevitably live as a servant of another man or as an alienated member of an organization. Paradoxically it is the acceptance of God that makes you free and delivers you from human tyranny, for when you serve Him you are no longer permitted to alienate your spirit in human servitude. God did not invite the Children of Israel to leave the slavery of Egypt: He commanded them to do so.”
The Father is giving his gracious commandment to leave the slavery of dead religion, corrupt politics, false economy, upside-down relationships, crooked business deals, phony compromised churches… whatever… that is holding us hostage and to come into the light and life and truth of the Kingdom.
Paul, an apostle wrote to the Church of Galatia, “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.”
“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” Jesus