Living A Restored Life

Living A Restored Life

Living A Restored Life

What does a restored life with Jesus look like? Jesus loves all believers including those who are struggling. He wants us to experience being free in Him, through real repentance and faith. So why are so many Christians living in bondage to sin?

Galatians 5:1  

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.

I believe one of the main reasons is a lack of repentance.

Mark 1:15  

 “The time promised by God has come at last!” he announced. “The Kingdom of God is near! Repent of your sins and believe the Good News!

Repentance requires humility. A willingness to admit that I can’t be made right with God through human effort. Trying harder or rubbing some dirt on it won’t make me whole. But when we humble ourselves, repent of our sin and trust Christ as our Lord and Savior, life transformation takes place. The key to continuing in our freedom in the Lord starts with ongoing repentance.   

2 Chronicles 7:14  

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

When we humble ourselves, pray to the Lord for His leading and power, turn away from our sin and trust Christ and His word for how we can move forward, then we experience His forgiveness and spiritual, emotional, relational blessings.

Ephesians 2:8-10  

God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. 10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

Since we are new creations in Christ, let’s not go back to living in bondage. What is the Holy Spirit saying to you through these scriptures?