Written by: Erin Georgiou
Article source: JOY! Magazine

The Holy Spirit recently reminded me that “it is for freedom that Christ has set us free” – Galatians 5:1, NIV. This reminder came after I witnessed cameras being installed high on the corner of an intersection near my home. Driving a further 1km down the road I saw another set of workmen on a tall ladder installing more cameras there too. This made me feel extremely uncomfortable. We are aware that monitoring the public is practiced in controlling countries overseas, but now it is starting to happen very close to home. I have no doubt that they are installing these all over the country. Who is monitoring us and why? How do you feel about this?

Freedoms and rights are starting to erode
We are certainly living in a different world post 2020 – and I feel as though our freedoms and rights are starting to erode, with little reaction from the general public. Most people I observe lately – including Christians – seem disinterested, distracted, tired, and overall quite negative, living day to day. It is rather disconcerting.

Positive change and commitments for 2021
I sincerely hope and pray that this new year brings positive change for all. I publicly commit to change positively – one thing is for sure, I will be evangelising more! This world is in a mess and it is only going to get worse. I am ashamed to confess that during 2020 I only personally led one or two people to the Lord. Yes I have prayed with, counselled, and discipled many people over this past year, but making new converts… hmmm I need to seriously get my act together. I have always had a passion for sharing my faith, so there is really no excuse. The hour is now! The only thing that will matter in heaven one day are the souls we take with. While we still have the ability, let’s all exercise our freedom to share the Gospel.
Life passes by very quickly. Let’s have no regrets one day.

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