Isaiah 51:11 NLT
‘Those who have been ransomed by the Lord will return. They will enter Jerusalem singing, crowned with everlasting joy. Sorrow and mourning will disappear, and they will be filled with joy and gladness.’
Romans 6:22 NIV
‘But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.’
Have you truly been ransomed by the Lord? Has He set you free from your prison of sin and carried you away? Has He completely kidnapped your heart and taken over you? Do you disappear to be with him and escape from all your doings? Who better to be imprisoned by than Christ Himself?
If He has captured your heart then you have reason to celebrate because you will come home from your time alone with Him celebrating and singing, being filled with joy. All your heaviness will evaporate and your problems will seem insignificant in His presence.
Allow Him permission to take over you and saturate you with His love. Allocate time to be captive to Him and watch as you are transformed bit by bit into His likeness.
But thank God! He has made us his captives and continues to lead us along in Christ’s triumphal procession. Now he uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume.
2 Corinthians 2:14 (NLT)