“The Sweetest Freedom”, Christian Quotes and Scripture on Freedom (in Christ, Truth, of God)

The Sweetest Freedom in The World; Know God, Love God…

In almost everything that touches our everyday life on earth, God is pleased when we’re pleased. He wills that we be as free as birds to soar and sing our maker’s praise without anxiety. –A.W. Tozer

He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king. –Augustine.

 It always seems inexplicable to me that those who claim free will so very boldly for man should not also allow some free will to God. Why should not Jesus Christ have the right to choose his own bride? –Charles Spurgeon

The lost enjoy forever the horrible freedom they have demanded. –C.S. Lewis

A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational. –Thomas Aquinas

The great comprehensive truths written in letters of living light on every page of our history are these: Human happiness has no perfect security but freedom; freedom none but virtue; virtue none but knowledge; and neither freedom nor virtue has any vigor of immortal hope, except in the principles of Christian faith, and in the sanctions of the Christian religion. –-James H. Aughey 

Free will carried many a soul to hell, but never a soul to heaven. –Charles Spurgeon

There are two freedoms – the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where he is free to do what he ought. –Charles Kingsley

 If a thing is free to be good it is also free to be bad. And free will is what has made evil possible. Why, then, did God give them free will? Because free will, though it makes evil possible, is also the only thing that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having. –C.S. Lewis 

To serve God, to love God, to enjoy God, is the sweetest freedom in the world.Thomas Watson

Scripture on Freedom

Galatians 2:20 — have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Galatians 5:1 —For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

2 Corinthians 3:17 —Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

John 8:36 —So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

John 8:32 —And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

Galatians 5:13 —For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

Romans 8:1-4 —There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

1 Peter 2:16 —Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.

Romans 8:21 —That the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.

Enjoy this amazing vocal group as you read!

“For the Sake of Love” Scriptures on Love, Prayer from L.Willows

Walking in Love is walking with The Holy Beloved.  We have been given a decree to love one another as we have been loved (John 15:12).  When we live and step forward for the sake of love it means that we make a promise to live with hearts that are devoted, forsaken – given up in surrender to the will of God with a gaze set above what mortal eyes see.

When our own hearts are “forsaken”, it means that we renounce and leave behind whatever we cling to that would separate us from the Love of God. We place whatever must “die to self” (Galations 2:20) with gladness and pray that sacrifice is granted. We cannot move forward while grasping to what is behind us.

When we do something for the “sake” of another means for the benefit of another or on the account of another. In the Bible, the words “for Jesus sake”, refer to the truth that all is done on the merit of Jesus, that we have none of our own.

In the same way, when we long to move forward in Love and walk in The Love of God we need to renew our Hearts. Yet we cannot “see our own hearts” by our own ability. This is one of our greatest obstacles to walking forward. We need the Power of The Holy Spirit that enables the wisdom of God to help us. We ask for revelation in prayer and seek redemption so that we can walk more closely with the Lord. David’s prayer in Psalm 139:23 (Search me O God and know my heart; test me and know my concerns) is a perfect example of calling to God for the ability to know one’s, own heart.

It takes courage to encounter this kind of bold truth. Yet how can we live with anything less than truth? We pray for the strength and courage to rise above our dependency on false strength, the kind that pulls us back into a sense of power over circumstances and our own abilities rather than being true warriors of The Spirit, ones that serve God. (Romans 8:5, John 3:30, Deut. 6.5) This servitude is one that lives with hearts “forsaken” to the Truth.

because only The Truth will ever set us Free.

John 8:31-32
If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

Scripture on Loves’ Decree

John 17:21
That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

Leviticus 19:18,34
Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD…

Matthew 5:44
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

John 15:17
This is My command to you: Love one another.

Romans 12:10
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Outdo yourselves in honoring one another.

Romans 13:8
Be indebted to no one, except to one another in love, for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the Law.

Romans 13:10
Love does no wrong to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the Law.

Galatians 5:14
The entire Law is fulfilled in a single decree: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

Ephesians 5:2
and walk in love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant sacrificial offering to God.

1 Thessalonians 4:9
Now about brotherly love, you do not need anyone to write to you, because you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another.

Hebrews 13:1
Continue in brotherly love.

1 Peter 1:22
Since you have purified your souls by obedience to the truth so that you have a genuine love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from a pure heart.

A Prayer for Today

Holy Father,
I run to you in worship today with awe.
My heart offers praise that lift all to the Heavens that You alone have made.
I cannot fathom the beauty of the worlds that Your eyes can see.
or the vastness of life that Your heart beholds.
I am small and here- and Father, You can see me amidst all Creation.
Your Love is planted within my own heart and promised from the beginning of time.

You are my Redeemer, my Faithful One, my Healer, the Restorer of my Soul.
Your Love is more powerful than all of the tides of the oceans at sea.
It weathers all of the storms of life.
It is my rock and my fortress. You sustain me throughout every season.
I pray that you hold my heart with protection against the forces of this world.
Father that I am safe with you in every hour.

Give me a pure heart, Lord.
I pray that Your Spirit reveal to me the ways that I need to grow;
Show me the impurities of my heart in this hour,
Help me in my need to redeem –to repent,
To return with gladness and rejoicing to your lap.
Renew my faith and give me the perseverance to walk with courage and leave behind all that hinders, binds and keeps me apart from You.

I am praising you Lord, with gratitude for all that will be because of your generous  Goodness. You are our watchtower, a protection night and day.
Your strength upholds us, the righteousness of Your heart gives rest to ours.
Lord, we stand, walk and move only because of You. Teach us Your will.

Fasten our Hearts to Yours.
We walk forward only with You and for the sake of You.
Our hearts beat and breathe because You have given to us first breath.
I praise and breathe gratitude from all that I am.
For the sake of Christ Jesus.
Let Love be. Let it walk forward in me.

In the Name of Jesus

Amen