When God is our master, His love both imprisons–AND frees us. What? Everyone has chosen a master. Some masters–like our flesh, the world and the devil–enslave us and make us miserable. But when God is our master, He frees us from the bondage of our sin and we deeply desire to live in subjection to Him. The experience of His love is so addicting that we never want to leave. God’s love produces a passion to please Him which replaces our desire to please ourselves. The Bible describes this transformation in the Book of Romans as: “Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.” (6:18)

When we realize that having God as our master is better than our insatiable, fleshly desires–we are swept away by our passion to serve Him. We are freed by His love; yet, chained to it. God’s love becomes better to us than anything–even than life itself. The Psalmist wrote: “Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.” (Psalms‬ ‭63:3‬) Are you experiencing God’s love as being “better than life?” I spent years chained by the world before I discovered it. God doesn’t force His love upon us, because–that’s not love. Love isn’t love without WILLING surrender. Our free will enables us to experience both great love and great misery. It is the master which makes the difference. We must choose our master.

When God is our Master, He frees us like we’ve never experienced. We realize just how miserable we’ve been when enslaved by worldly things like our career, the approval of others, success, money and even by seeking love and acceptance from other imperfect people like ourselves. When we pursue our own desires, we are enslaved by a miserable master. God is not a miserable Master. When we live in the freedom of His love, our greatest desire is to remain surrendered to Him because we’ve experienced His love and He’s the best master we’ve ever had!

From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 2 available on Amazon by clicking HERE .

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