Born Free, Psalm 106 - Study 12
your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be
We are all born in the exact place at the right time in the correct location
Each person being born at the precise exact time destined by God ....at the time, second, day and
Each person being placed by God within a family within a location for which there is no mistake
We all know that we do not choose the parents we have or the location in which we are born
Neither do we choose the period in history when we are born
We have no real choice as to our own abililities, natural talents and natural giftings
We are as we were meant to be, being gifted in certain areas and not so much in others
We soon learn that we may get on at school or we may not
We may have certain things we are good at and certain things we really have no idea about
So we begin to focus within those areas where we find our natural talents flourishing
As we get older we may leave schooling and go to work,University or college
Again we work within certain areas that we understand and have the natural ability to walk in
And maybe then onto a career and maybe marriage, children
We have no choice as to when we die or when other people die around us
Many things we find in life are beyond our control
In this we may well find at times that our "Free Will" is confined and in fact is not really
To be "born free" is not freedon at all and must be placed within the confines of certain frameworks
Gods intimacy within the boundaries of His Nature
We really have no choice when it comes to a lot of things and once we reach a certain age we
may rebel against the authorities that are put into place
Be it parents, society, goverment..............
Because somehow I might feel that my freedom is restricted and that I am being confined
Somehow my "Free Will" is being over ruled by a higher power and that I want to voice my
Somehow MY choices are being "OVER RULED" and "MY FREE WILL" is being imposed upon
I seem to want to change the world and find that the "world" changes me
FREE WILL WITHIN BOUNDARIES
I find that my "Free Will" is more to do with "what I do within a day"
That is "how I go about my day" and "how I react to each event"
Each of us is given the same 24 hour day, each of us have differing abilitues which project us into
certain areas of life
But our free will is more to do with "how I go about things"
In other Words "its not what I go through but how I deal with ...what I go through"
FREE LIFE CHANGE
And so when we are born again, that is to say "when we become Christians"
We begin to be transformed by the renewing of our minds
In this our free will to decide and react is changed as our way of thinking is renewed
So too our reactions and the "way we deal with each day changes"
In this our "Free Will" changes our lifes being that ""Free Will" is more to do with "what I do within my 24 hour day - being chnaged to What I do within His 24 hour day"
And so I can move within the boundaries of that which God has set for my life by using my "free will" to decide how to react and go about my day"
Hope that makes sense
In this is our NEW free will , in that once being "saved" God is now given rise to new oportunities within the boundaries of His nature
And in this new oportunities arise that have never arisen before
As God begins to give new Holy Spirit giftings and abilities
New choices arise and "within the boundaries of Gods nature" I now can have a far greater
Until the "CROSSING OVER" and we may just realise that once again "Maybe" our "free will" has been over ridden
i my self belive we have free will we can chouse what we do with are time and what we foucuse on when i was with out a relatioship with christ my nature was determind by sin and like a dog will pee up against a tree and also vomit and go back and eat it so did i
when i came into relationship with christ my life was transformnd he to me from darkness to lights and place in me a heart of flesh a heart for him yet i still had free will the funny thing is he speaks about his will be done he tells us to pray its done becouse his will isnt always done in are lifes so yes free will do we have it of is it about surendring whats still about us and saying lord your will be done
O yes I agree
And thats exactly what this study is aiming at
Free will ...........to do His Will
That is the will we have to do "His Will" or not
soon Gods people are to march out of that slavery and towards the promised land and to follow (or not) the Light in front of them
But when speaking in general terms about mankind whether Christian or not... as in "Israel before beinf released from slavery" and relating it too "Mankind and to me before I was saved and set free from slavery" that is before the "Cross over"
Then for example take a person born in victorian times (UK) in poverty and within the Lower classes
then the choice would be limited to the confines of that society and time
eg: a woman = house maid or a man = house Butler
or a shoe cleaner or a beggar
The my "free will" is limited by "when,where and who I am" as in "I have much less choice"
Or take for example a person born in a country where open worship is not acceptable
Or being born in a country where women are rated as second class citizens
Compared to lets say an upper class society male 200 years ago, in that case the privileges and oportunities presented to me give me much more choice in life ...but again my "free will" is still refined and confined to that society, that age, that gender, that time, that goverment, that nation,
I still have no choice as to where I am born, who I am, what my giftings are, my talents,
And indeed depending on when and where I live is what I can use and do
With some in life it may just be a "machine" stuck in a rut....little choice but to do the same thing each day and to work or not within the limitations of the society and structure that is put into place
And so we are about to look at "The Hebrew people in slavery" in Egypt
With little "free will" but to work and to live
Stuck in the confines of the Egyptian culture and used as "tools"
In this they only had the daily free will of "how do I react" and "how do I get through this day"
"How do I pay my masters" and "how do I keep going"