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What has its hold on you? A devotion for April 24, 2014

April 24th, 2014 6:00 am by Becky Whitlock

What has its hold on you? A devotion for April 24, 2014

"'But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.'" — Acts 2:24 (NIV)

What has a hold on you that keeps you from living the life God wants you to live? Is it fear? Worry? Doubt? The need for absolute control? Temptation? All these and so many other things in this life can suffocate the hope that we have through the resurrection of Jesus. Just as God freed Jesus from death, so the resurrected Jesus can free us from all that would spiritually kill us. We shouldn't get used to our bondage. Let's step out of the graves we've made for ourselves and into the freedom Jesus gives us.

Prayer: Eternal God, give us faith to accept the hope and grace you have given us by freeing Your Son, Jesus, from death and us from our own bondage. Amen.

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