Beyond the chainlink fence topped with sharp strands of barbwire there is a whole other world to explore. But what lies within? What is it that yearns to break free in your life? From what do you long to be liberated? Many New Years resolutions revolve around starting desirable behaviors or stopping those which are undesirable. Yet beneath the surface something much deeper is going on. Can you identify what it is? Will you?
Jesus came to destroy the works of the evil one (1 John 3:8). He liberates we who were in bondage to sin, setting us free (John 8:32-36; Hebrews 9:15). Yet we continue to wrestle with that old nature, even though we who are in Christ have been given a new nature (Romans 7).
Is there a barbwire fence chaining you? Will you trust God and ask him to deliver you? Be liberated in Christ in the new year. Cry out to God and he will hear you.