Sometimes our circumstances may feel more like a crisis hostage situation. We feel trapped in the responsibility and chaos of it all. Yet, while sin still tries to hold our thoughts hostage, Christ already paid the ransom for our souls. This truth remains, and calls out to us from the cross. . .
Take the next step in faith.
You are free.
The truth has, will, and can set you free. You are not a hostage to sin and circumstance.
You are no more a hostage-victim than Christ was on the cross. He was a willing participant in his sacrifice. Obedient unto death.
Do we dare drink from the same cup as Christ? Do we dare trust God in the midst of the responsibility and chaos of it all? Do we dare arise, rise up, stand firm, and take the next step in faith, in freedom from sin?
Do we dare deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow Him?
Perhaps today is the day we surrender the hostage-victim mindset and become willing participants in the sacrifice.
“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.”
Romans 12:1 ESV