"Our lives are meant to proclaim that Jesus has broken our spiritual chains, and in this proclamation, we join Jesus in seeking justice for the oppressed."
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To seek justice means to exert life-giving power to help and protect others, and that all begins with our seeking God. He wants to set prisoners free (Psalm 146:7), and He is in the business of using us - broken and messy as we may be - to do that. But sometimes we are too hard on ourselves, or we allow lies to infiltrate our hearts, to the point that these things can disguise themselves as truth or reality when they are really only hindering us from living out the beyond-what-we-could-imagine He has for us.
Lately I have seen too many - including myself - succumb to these kinds of thoughts and lies, allowing our attitudes and actions to suffer, not truly believing: 1. That God is who He says He is, and 2. That we are who He says we are... forgiven, redeemed, made new, His.
In this I pray that we would allow His grace to wash over every area of our lives - our weaknesses, our strengths, our insecurities, our imperfections, etc. - and BELIEVE Him for it. Believe that His grace is big enough for us and our mess. Believe that, while we were still sinners, He willingly died for us (Romans 5:8). Believe that we are FREE, and free indeed (John 8:36), and that we have been set free so that we can be part of God's work of setting others free (Galatians 5:1). Freedom bestowing freedom, y'all.
I pray that we would be about this business of justice, for His Kingdom and His glory.