WEEK 3: FREEDOM & SLAVERY
“He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives.”
Sunday | December 12
Ephesians 2:13 & Leviticus 26:13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. / I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt so you would no longer be their slaves. I broke the yoke of slavery from your neck so you can walk with your heads held high.
We were far off, and we were slaves. But by coming near, God has set us free. Consider that running away from the presence of God always lands us in slavery to some other master - a master who does not love us. But when we are near to God, he is the light burden, and the easy yoke. Under his gentle hand we are finally free to be who we were made to be. Put another way - in his presence, we finally become fully human. Fully alive. We finally walk with our heads held high. Pray that you would see that apart from him you are always enslaved, but in the nearness of God you are finally free.
Morning Kneeling Prayer
Father, I pray that I would
enter this day as your Son
entered the world, full of love
Midday Kneeling Prayer
Jesus, I pray that I would be present in my work as you were present in this world, full of humility and service.
Evening Kneeling Prayer
Holy Spirit, I pray that I would be at peace in my rest knowing that you came to bring peace to the world, and will one day bring rest to all things. Amen.