Good news frees us to enjoy life. 11.16.11

by Aaron K.

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Good news frees us to enjoy life. 11.16.11

So go ahead. Eat your food with joy, and drink your wine with a happy heart, for God approves of this! Wear fine clothes, with a splash of cologne! (Ecclesiastes 9:7, 8 NLT)

The Good News of the Gospel sets us free…free to enjoy life. I always think…if I was a slave who was set free after a life of bondage to a cruel master…what would I do? I would run free with endless joy, savoring and seeking the simply pleasures of my new found freedom in life. Strangely most of us don’t connect this simple truth of why it is in fact Good News. Even rockstar Chrisitans live under a heavy yolk void of joy, resembling instead the slave that is still bound to a cruel master, forgetting that in our freed state before God we are fully and perfectly loved. This love can’t be increased or decreased by performance…so we can be still and enjoy our freedom in Christ. Action. My sons, God cannot love us any more or any less than moment we first believed in Him. Each day rest and rejoice in the Good News of the gospel, knowing you are free to enjoy today. Like any loving father, He holds us accountable to our decisions in life, yet his love for us ever changes…freeing us from sin, so we can truly enjoy life as he intended. In your life, please don’t miss savoring and enjoying the freedom in Gospel.