Free Indeed

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
What a wonderful gift this is!
Never do we have to feel condemned or measured by our performance. There is no rat race of good works that earns us the love and approval of God.
While we should do our best to obey His word, it’s inevitable that we will mess up and fall short at times. But because of what Jesus did on the cross for us, we can walk through life in complete freedom! 
If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. (John 8:36)
Ever since the day of your salvation, Jesus has lived inside your heart. He sent His Son to die for us so that He could break down the walls between you and Him and have an intimate relationship. This is the difference between Christianity and other worldly, false religions.
Relationship with the God of the universe is greater than any man-made religion.
When the garment of guilt oppresses you after you make a mistake, lay it down at His feet and remind yourself that God is faithful to forgive. Then, you can put on the garment of praise and put on the robe of righteousness He has already given you.
Today, walk in the freedom Christ purchased for you. You are who He says you are, not what the world says. You are a chosen child of the Most High God!
When I read this devotion it reminded me of an old hymn, “Put on the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness, lift up your voice to God.” I pray whatever you may be facing today, you are encouraged to put on the garment of praise.
Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord!