In Touch Daily Devotional 
by Dr. Charles Stanley

Tuesday February 28, 2006

The Gospel of Freedom

Galatians 2:20

 

When I start my day Monday morning, the one event I am most excited about is next Sunday’s sermon. I do not spend the week preparing a speech about what I think. No, I share what God speaks to my heart and teaches me. You are called to do the same for people in your life.

 

The passion to proclaim Jesus Christ is born from the Christian’s conversion experience, but enthusiasm can fizzle unless we continue learning and growing in faith. We have no reason to speak about someone we barely know. Conversely, conviction about who God is strengthens the desire to share. We have the remedy for all of the world’s ills — Jesus Christ! What good have we done for the kingdom of God or for our unbelieving friends if we stay quiet about Him?

 

Jesus does more than simply save people from the penalty of past transgression; He frees men and women from sin’s power every day. When Christ was on the cross, God saw each believer crucified with Him so that sin’s allure was broken. That means we can say no to those things that enslave others. The Gospel message we are called to proclaim frees others and teaches victorious living.

 

Most unbelievers are trying to live smarter, find a purpose, and be happy. Believers have the secret to life from Jesus Himself: “Take My yoke upon you and learn from me… and you will find rest for your souls” (Matthew 11:29). This is too big a secret to keep quiet. Open your Bible and pray today that God would reveal a truth you can share with someone else.

 

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