Where the Spirit of the Lord Is ~ Sunday Devotional
“Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” 2 Corinthians 3:17 (NKJV)
Several months ago, I was struggling. I felt like I was going backwards, back to the days when weight loss worries plagued my mind. The days when I questioned everything about myself…my looks, my body, my running, how I was doing as a wife and mother.
I simply felt “off.”
But then the Holy Spirit led me to this verse.
Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
Well, I was feeling anything but freedom. In fact, I felt like I was back to my days of wandering that desert and feeling bound by weight loss worries and insecurities in every area of my life.
So I had to ask myself: “Is Christ first in my life? Am I fully surrendered?”
Obviously, I had allowed things to get out of order in my life.
Thankfully the Lord is always available to us. He is ready to assume first place in our lives once we allow Him to. You see, He never pushes Himself on us. We must choose to give Him the top spot.
I don’t like me or my life when He’s not first, and when I’m not surrendered to Him.
When I start to feel something other than freedom, I ask myself, “Am I allowing the Spirit of the Lord to rule in my life?” You can be sure that I take a moment to lay it at His feet yet again. I don’t want to operate any other way.
How about you? Are you experiencing freedom in your life?
If not, that can change with a simple prayer.