Jesus’ Resurrection Means Freedom in Me

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There’s a difference between being a good person who considers themselves a Christian, and truly living a life for Jesus Christ. I learned this difference in college. Prior to that time, I had asked Jesus into my heart, I was nice to others, and I tried to be a “good girl.” However, living a life dedicated to God, studying His Words and His ways, is what brought me to a true realization of Who He is in me, and who I am to be in Him.

With the recent celebration of Christ’s willingness to die for our sins, and subsequent rising from the grave, I am reflecting upon what that victory means to me. Too often we minimize it to only meaning victory over sickness, sin, and death. Jesus’ dying on the cross did give us victory over all of those things, praise God. However, there is so much more that His death did for us.

1. Jesus’ death freed us to be transparent, open and honest – to help others.

Galatians 5:13 says, “For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another” (ESV). Like many of you reading this, I’ve had some bad things happen to me. Some shameful, embarrassing; some of my own doing, some not my fault at all, and still some I blamed myself for. I used to be an expert at putting on a happy face and covering it all up. Then a strange thing happened. I started sharing some of those pains, embarrassments, and faults. But I did it in a way to say, “Hey, you’re not alone. I’ve been there, and by the grace of God, I made it through. You can too.” Now I thrive on sharing my experiences to help others. And I love being around transparent people who have overcome. We are iron that helps to sharpen each other (Proverbs 27:17).

2. His death gave us victory over having to conform to society’s image and desires.

If we were to listen to the messages of the world today, through TV, movies, online, and people, in many instances, we could believe that what God calls good is evil, and what He calls evil is good. I’m so thankful that I have the Word of God has my compass to determine what is right. Jesus’ shed blood freed me from fear of what others may think of me, because I want to please Him. As Galatians 1:3-4 (NIV) says, “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father.” Amen.Jesus’ death gave us freedom to pursue our purpose in Him. We are uniquely created in God’s image, with the special talents, abilities, and gifts that He’s given us. His death liberated us to share the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, in the way He created us to do it! Some of us were created to write, some to sing, some to act. Still others’ purpose may be to pick up trash, teach children, or build buildings. We are free to glorify God in our actions, pursuing our purpose in Him.

3. Jesus’ death gave us freedom to pursue our purpose in Him.

We are uniquely created in God’s image, with the special talents, abilities, and gifts that He’s given us. His death liberated us to share the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, in the way He created us to do it! Some of us were created to write, some to sing, some to act. Still others’ purpose may be to pick up trash, teach children, or build buildings. We are free to glorify God in our actions, pursuing our purpose in Him.

May you be thankful for the precious gift of Jesus’ death and resurrection, and all of its’ power!

LaKeisha S. Fleming

LaKeisha Fleming has a zeal for life that is contagious. She is the Founder and President of Vision 2:2 Productions, LLC, a multimedia production company creating content for television, film, and the internet. LaKeisha has provided her skills and expertise on numerous projects, including productions for Tyler Perry Studios, Black Entertainment Television (BET), Rainforest Films, Cable News Network (CNN), and Gospel artist, Tamela Mann. Her talents as a writer, director and producer are displayed worldwide in TV, film, video, and online mediums. She is indeed a visionary who transforms thoughts and ideas into compelling visual experiences. LaKeisha relentlessly pursues opportunities to encourage others to ignite their passions and become all that God created them to be Follow LaKeisha’s blog at: andthatsmyreality.com.

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