Thursday, 15th March 2018: A prisoner of Christ!

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 3:5
For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles.

Reflection: Paul referred to himself as a Prisoner, a title many will not like to adopt today. He obviously sought to convey a message to the church. He had served prison sentences before and knew very well the condition of prisoners. One of such conditions is that ‘Prisoners are limited in their freedom’. In this sense a prisoner could only do what he is asked to do and not what he wants. As a prisoner in Christ Jesus, Paul is ‘bound to Christ and is at liberty to do only that which He wills. Clearly, the freedom we have received in Christ Jesus is not meant for us to do whatever we want to do but only what God desires. This is confirmed by Paul to the Galatian church when he asked them to remember that even though they have been called unto liberty, they should not use it as an occasion to the flesh ( Gal 5:13). It is time to also see and call yourself a Prisoner in Christ Jesus!!

Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to use the liberty I have in you to do what your will is and not what I want.

Confession: I am a prisoner in Christ Jesus. I do only what He desires.

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