Freedom is Found in Knowing the Truth, by Renee Peebles

Freedom is Found in Knowing the Truth

John 8:31-32 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, [then] are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

This morning I was reading my emails and ran across one on our homeschooling loop that caught my attention. The email was about how we as homeschoolers should (must) know North Carolina homeschooling laws for ourselves. We can't solely rely on what "susie homeschooler" believes to be true or has heard to be true. On the email the line that caught my eye was something along the lines of, "yes, we are free, but we must know what the law says so we can operate our homeschools under this freedom and not take this freedom for granted" that is not a direct quote, but close to the intent of the reply. It got me to is the same way in our spiritual life; we must know what God's Word (Law) says for ourselves. We can't rely on what "susie christian" believes to be true or has heard to be true. We have been made free in Jesus Christ, but in order to operate in the realm of "true freedom" we must know God's word!

I am astonished at the lack of knowledge that a majority of people who claim to know Jesus are void of! Twice within two weeks I have been in two different areas in a church setting and twice God has opened my eyes to the ignorance of God's word. No wonder, we are not attractive to the lost world around us. Most of us have no clue about the freedom we have been given in Christ Jesus! Oh my sisters, we must spend time getting to know not only the principles in God's word, but we must invest in getting to know the person in God's word, Jesus Christ. Shame on those who have been in church all their lives and don't know the simple truth's of God's word and criticize those who are hungry for more of it or want error corrected! The most vital part of our christian walk is knowing how to feed ourselves. knowing how to dig deep into His word and apply it to our everyday lives. If you want to protect your heart and mind from false teaching you MUST know how to feed yourself!

Dear sister in Christ, do you know how to open God's word and hear Him speak to you personally? Are you equipped with tools that will help God's word come alive in your heart? God desires that we know Him intimately. If you need some help there are tons of books at Lifeway and other christian bookstores that teach us how to study the bible. On my blog is a site to Dew4Him Ministries once there click on growth tools button for help in learning how to feed yourself.

About Renee Peebles:

Renee is passionate about her relationship with Christ, her family and homeschooling. She enjoys writing devotions and articles on homeschooling, family and God's Word.  Her desire is for every woman to know her value and worth in Christ Jesus and begin to walk in His truth.


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