Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. (1 Peter 2:13)

1 Peter 2

Last night, I spent several hours talking about values, interests and a very difficult past situation with a good friend of mine. As we were talking, there was much sorrow at the consequences of certain decisions, but also rejoicing in the grace of God. Because of His grace and forgiveness, I am able to live in freedom. This is not a way of covering up my mistakes or ignoring consequences. God provides genuine freedom, not just from consequences, but from the bondage of sin. He has transformed me into His likeness so that I am able to live a holy life that is glorifying to Him. I am His servant, and I want to live a life of surrender to Him. Father, you extended your grace to me when I deserved your wrath. Thank you for the freedom found through transformative power of your love. May my life be one of service and gratitude to you.

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