Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Is the Lord holding you captive?

When I consider captivity, I think the about the zoo, the prison, and sometimes school. I guess school is self-imposed, but it is a trial. Paul writes, "...we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ" (2 Corinthians 10:5). Considering the zoo, since I have never been to prison, animals are trapped and put into a limited area confined by bars. Minus being trapped by God, due to free will, we are to be captive unto our Lord, our thoughts and actions included. Jesus desires for us to live the way He taught, he climbed up on the mountainside and said, "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden" (Matthew 5:14). When we reflect on these scriptures Oswald Chambers wrote, "The proper perspective to maintain is that we are here for only one purpose to be captives marching in the procession of Christ's triumphs" (My Utmost For His Highest: The Proper Perspective). Jesus is Lord and we are supposed to be shinning for Him all the times. Who's holding your prisoner?

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